Australia

UN expert voices ‘serious concern’ over detention conditions for immigrants in Australia

Immigrants in Australia can face long periods of detention, children are sometimes separated from their parents, and due process is often inadequate, according to a report released today by a United Nations human rights expert who just returned from the country.

UN experts voice concern over detention conditions in Australia

United Nations human rights experts today voiced concern over conditions in Australia's camps for asylum seekers.

UN experts on arbitrary detention to examine conditions in Australia

A United Nations group of experts on the issue of arbitrary detention today announced plans to visit Australia later this month to examine conditions facing those who arrive in the country illegally.

UNHCR welcomes UN human rights mission to detention centre in Australia

The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed the news that a senior UN human rights official will visit an Australian detention centre where asylum seekers had recently staged two weeks of tense protests.

UNHCR urges Australia to review policy of detaining asylum seekers

While welcoming the end of protests in Australia's Woomera detention centre, the head of the United Nations refugee agency today urged Canberra to review its policy of detaining asylum seekers.