Australia is reported to UN human rights council over illegal detention of asylum seekers

“It is unclear how long Australia will continue to sit on the human rights council and continue to ignore the opinions of one of the council’s own working groups. The hypocrisy is startling,” Battisson [Sydney lawyer from Human Rights for All] said. “Australia’s use of arbitrary open-ended detention as a deterrent to other people exercising their right to asylum is destroying individual lives and families. The long-term impact of such treatment will be felt by generations to come.”