Turnbull Government condemns Cambodia's human rights regress at UN, yet insists refugees can still go there

The Australian Government has joined 44 other nations in delivering a scathing statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council overnight on the rapid deterioration of Cambodia’s human rights situation, expressing "deep concern about the recent serious decline of civil and political rights in Cambodia".

The statement comes only 24 hours after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that the Government was persisting with its controversial Cambodia refugee deal, in which it paid the authoritarian regime $55 million to take refugees indefinitely detained by the Australian Government on Manus and Nauru.

https://www.hrlc.org.au/news/2018/3/22/turnbull-government-condemns-cambodias-human-rights-regress-at-un-yet-insists-refugees-can-still-go-there