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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Sydney honour for China organ transplant doctor prompts outcry

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and their families give consent for their organs to be used, but the United Nations and the World Health Organisation have condemned the practice. Human rights groups say China executes about 4,000 a year. ... the organs of executed prisoners, is a betrayal." Human rights lawyer David Matas called Huang unethical. "Huang Jiefu, being responsible for an unethical system, and himself participating ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia says N Korea seeking to re-open embassy

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... strong concerns, our deep concerns, about what we see as a catastrophic position on human rights within North Korea.” Carr said the question of why the isolated state wanted to reopen ... Korea in response to its missile and nuclear tests and Carr has recently been critical of human rights violations in the reclusive state. He said on Wednesday there was “a gulag and a network ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia breached rights of nine-year-old girl

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s human rights body on Wednesday found the government breached the rights of a nine-year-old girl it detained for more than nine months, during which time she witnessed others self-harming. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s former president Catherine Branson said the Immigration Department should pay Judy Tuifangaloka US$261,775 ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Australia’s government said on Friday, following a court challenge and expressions of outrage from human rights groups. Two boats of Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia’s border patrol ... in Australia by human rights advocates who said the migrants could face persecution back home. Some of the 157 asylum seekers on board the second boat, which departed from India, launched a legal ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry on Monday into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote Pacific camps. Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said the probe would examine the impact of mandatory detention on more than ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN watchdog slams Australia over refugee detentions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Australia broke global human rights rules by denying a group of refugees from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Kuwait a chance to challenge their detention, imposed on security grounds, a UN watchdog said on Thursday. The criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee comes as campaigning for Australia’s September 7 elections puts the long-running issue ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Quarter of Australian women sexually harassed at work

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Sydney

    ... The Guardian in Sydney Sexual harassment rife in Australia A quarter of women in Australia have been sexually harassed at work in the past five years, according to a report released in the wake of a row that erupted when Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused the opposition leader of misogyny. The report by the Australian Human Rights Commission showed that sexual harassment ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... outpost. Human rights lawyer George Newhouse launched legal action in the New South Wales state Supreme Court yesterday on behalf of eight families, claiming the government failed to maintain ... actions. "Frankly, I think this is a shameful and offensive claim to be making," he said. "Sure, people have the right to bring cases to court- we are a free country- but they have ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN ‘troubled’ by Australia’s Papua New Guinea boatpeople plan

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... concern follows that of the Australian Human Rights Commission which on Thursday said Canberra risked breaching Australia’s legal obligations with the controversial policy. “The Commission has repeatedly made clear its concerns that third country processing and the conditions on Manus Island may violate fundamental human rights,” president Gillian Triggs said. Australia has battled to stem ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia eases defence curbs as Myanmar leader visits

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... said A$20 million (HK$160 million) would be provided over two years for “strengthening democratic institutions, promoting human rights, improving economic governance and advancing the rule of law”. It will include funding for the Myanmar Human Rights Commission and a visit by Myanmar ministers to Australia to draw on the experience of mining experts. Mining is considered vital ...




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