A woman in Melbourne protests against Australia’s immigration detention policy earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
A woman in Melbourne protests against Australia’s immigration detention policy earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
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UN anti-torture committee slams Australia for detention of migrants, children

  • The United Nations’ Committee against Torture flagged ‘protracted periods of deprivation of liberty’ for migrants in Australian detention
  • It urged Canberra to halt offshore detention of asylum seekers, raise the age of criminal responsibility – and stop jailing so many indigenous people

A woman in Melbourne protests against Australia’s immigration detention policy earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
A woman in Melbourne protests against Australia’s immigration detention policy earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
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