'Affront to human rights': top UN official slams Australia's offshore detention

Daniel Webb, from the Human Rights Law Centre, said Australia could not credibly advocate for human rights causes around the world while abusing human rights in its own migration regime.

“Our government masquerades as respecting human rights at the UN but its hypocrisy is being called out at the highest level – no government can truly stand for human rights while choosing to destroy the lives of children,” Webb told the Guardian from Geneva, where he is an observer of the council sessions.