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A formal OECD complaint has been lodged against multinational security contractor G4S for failing to meet international standards and committing serious human rights violations in relation to conditions and abuse of asylum seekers detained at the Manus Regional Processing Centre.

The complaint, made under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, has been submitted in Australia and the United Kingdom by UK NGO Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) and the Australian-based Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC). RAID and the HRLC are assisted by UK human rights law firm, Leigh Day. The OECD Guidelines are a set of Government-backed standards for responsible business conduct.

The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea is due tomorrow to consider whether an important PNG National Court inquiry examining the lawfulness of the Manus Island detention centre should be allowed to resume.

The United Nation’s Human Rights Council – the world’s peak human rights body – has been alerted to Australia’s rapidly increasing imprisonment rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



Tackling crime the smart way

Tackling crime the smart way

11 September 2014

The Human Rights Law Centre, in conjunction with the Wheeler Centre and Smart Justice, will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Tackling Crime the Smart Way’.


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