Future of human rights in Australia: Triggs

The Future of human rights in Australia

Gillian Triggs – keynote speaker at the Human Rights Awards
as Peter Geste wins 2015 Human Rights Medal
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Gillian Triggs

“The violation of human rights laws by respective Australian Governments, especially of the right not to be detained arbitrarily without charge of trial- a principle that was first set out in the Magna Carta 800 years ago-has attracted the concern of the international community.”

“Just a couple of weeks ago, I was in Geneva, where the Human Rights Council conducted its Universal Periodic Review of Australia’s human rights record over the last 4 years. 105 countries spoke up, making 291 recommendations. At least 70 nations listed the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees as a primary concern, especially the mandatory offshore detention of children.” – Gillian Triggs

Read Professor Triggs’ full speech here