High Court set to hear challenge to offshore detention on Nauru – Nauru announces transition to ‘open centre’
4 October 2015
The full bench of the High Court will this week hear a challenge to the lawfulness of the Australian Government’s role in offshore detention on Nauru. The hearing will proceed despite an eleventh hour announcement that the facility on Nauru is set to become an ‘open centre’.
Human Rights Law Centre's Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, said the lead case - to be heard on Wednesday and Thursday in Canberra - is being run on behalf of a woman from Bangladesh who was brought to Australia due to a serious deterioration in her health during the late stages of pregnancy, but is now facing imminent return to Nauru with her ten month old baby.
Australia has been accused of seeking to weaken criticism of Cambodia’s appalling human rights record during negotiations on an important resolution at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva.
1 October 2015
During the month of October the hilarious ladies at The Katering Show are generously donating all proceeds from the sale of their aprons to the HRLC!
Join us for a public discussion between our Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie, and Human Rights Watch's South Asia Director, Meenakshi Ganguly, about some of the issues affecting the protection and promotion of human rights in South Asia.
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