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

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