International projects

Archive of posts in the 'International projects' category

Explainer: The Ruddock Review and LGBT students and teachers

October 23, 2018

In this edition Explainer: The Ruddock Review and LGBT students and teachers; Calls for greater transparency and accountability for secret ‘STMP’ policing policy; Sri Lanka: new transitional justice mechanism bill on reparations passed; Litigating for change seminar – thank you!; … read more

Sri Lanka: new transitional justice mechanism bill on reparations passed

October 22, 2018

In October 2018, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed a bill establishing an Office for Reparations. This was one of the transitional justice mechanisms identified by the United Nations Human Rights Council in its landmark 2015 consensus resolution on Sri Lanka, … read more

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Consultation

September 29, 2018

PIAC’s submission examines the issue of access to technology, and lack of access to technology, and how this impacts the rights of people experiencing homelessness. This particularly relates to unreliable access to mobile phones, including internet data, and how this … read more

Opinion: our duty of care to people in immigration detention

June 14, 2018

The treatment of asylum-seekers and others who enter or remain in Australia without a valid visa attracts great controversy. But some things should be uncontroversial. Governments owe a duty of care to the people they detain. The state has a … read more

New report calls for urgent reform to standard of care in immigration detention

June 13, 2018

A new report highlighting a lack of basic medical care provided to asylum seekers in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres, has called for urgent legislation and practical measures to ensure that asylum seekers receive the same health care as the … read more

Please help us continue the fight for social justice

June 12, 2018

In this edition: Please help us continue the fight for social justice;  ‘In Poor Health’: report on health care in immigration detention out tomorrow;  Sri Lanka conflict mapping project enters phase two;  Time for recognition: Uluru Statement from the Heart;  … read more

Sri Lanka conflict mapping project enters phase two

June 12, 2018

We are about to commence the next phase of our Sri Lanka Conflict Mapping and Archive Project (CMAP). Phase one of CMAP included a detailed review of more than 60 different sources that had written or reported on alleged violations … read more

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

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