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AHRC releases Villawood and Yongah Hill inspection reports

January 10, 2018

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its latest inspection reports of the immigration detention facilities at Villawood and Yongah Hill, a large facility outside of Perth. Key issues addressed in the reports concern treatment of immigration detainees, conditions of … read more

Treatment of asylum seekers in detention an onshore problem too: Jane Leibowitz

November 2, 2017

Right now, more than 1,250 people – most of whom are seeking Australia’s protection from persecution – are being detained for long periods of time in prison-like conditions, despite having committed no crime. To make matters worse, the level of … read more

Transitional justice in Sri Lanka: meeting with Minister for National Co existence

June 30, 2017

Jonathon Hunyor and Daniela Gavshon met with the Hononourable Mano Ganesan, Minister for National Co existence, Dialogue and Official Languages at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Sri Lankan delegation included, Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda, Secretary to the Ministry of National … read more

Sri Lankan community in Australia repair old wounds from their country’s civil war

August 15, 2016

Sri Lanka is taking firm but slow steps towards ethnic and national reconciliation and in Australia, home to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, old suspicions are being replaced by new friendships.

Justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka: seven years on

May 19, 2016

This week marks seven years since the end of the decades-long civil war in Sri Lanka in May 2009. Following a change of President in January 2015, and the adoption by consensus of a historic United Nations Human Rights Council … read more

Submission to Sri Lanka`s Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

May 6, 2016

This submission to Sri Lanka’s Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms summarises views expressed by a group of 16 victims and witnesses of serious crimes allegedly committed during the Sri Lankan civil war who now reside in Australia. 

The role of documentation in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process

May 6, 2016

This submission explains how documentation of evidence is vital in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, and the key role that civil society can play in the documentation process. 

UN resolution paves the way for peace process in Sri Lanka

October 2, 2015

On 1 October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva unanimously adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, which calls for the establishment of a special international crimes court, as well as a truth and reconciliation commission and various other … read more

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