21 October 2014
Welcome to the 100th edition of Rights Agenda – the monthly bulletin of the Human Rights Law Centre!
Rights Agenda is the HRLC’s flagship contribution to human rights education. First launched in 2006, one of its key aims was to improve capacity and expertise in using international human rights law in domestic legal practice and advocacy.
Last week the High Court heard a challenge to the lawfulness of the Australian Government’s detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers for almost a month on board a customs vessel.
Seventy seven organisations have united to warn that Australia’s standards are sliding when it comes to the prevention of torture and cruel treatment.
Asylum seeker turn backs to be challenged in High Court
SBS, 14 October 2014
UN to give evidence in Australian asylum seeker test case
Daily Mail Australia, 14 October 2014
Tamil asylum seekers detained at sea for four weeks get court hearing
The Guardian, 14 October 2014
157 Tamil asylum seekers detained illegally and denied procedural fairness, lawyers tell High Court
ABC News, 14 October 2014
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