Australia

Human Rights in AUSTRALIA

Amnesty International  Report 2013


The 2013 Annual Report on
Australia is now live »

Australia: Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic ...
8 June 2011

Amnesty International urges end to mandatory detention of asylum-seekers, welcomes commitment to respect rights of Indigenous Peoples and regrets ...

Public Statement       ASA 12/001/2011

Amnesty International | Australia: New Afghan prisoner policy ...
14 December 2010

The Australian government's newly announced policy of transferring prisoners detained in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could violate ...

Press Release      

Australia's new Afghan prisoner policy could violate ...
14 December 2010

Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment ...

Story      

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the tenth ...
1 November 2010

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of various states about ending torture, arbitrary arrests, the death ...

Document       IOR 41/034/2010

Sri Lanka urged to ensure safety of detained former asylum ...
3 September 2010

Three men who were tortured and jailed after their forced return from Australia, are at risk of further abuse when they are returned to prison from hospital ...

Story      

Australia: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination ...
4 August 2010

This briefing summarizes Amnesty International's assessment of Australia's implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms ...

Report       ASA 12/002/2010

Australia: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review ...
12 July 2010

In this submission, Amnesty International raises concern over provisions in the Australian Constitution which do not protect adequately against racial ...

Report       ASA 12/001/2010

Amnesty International | Australia asylum suspension could ...
9 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Australian Government's suspension of the processing of new asylum claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals ...

Press Release      

Australia asylum suspension could harm world's most ...
9 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

Story      

Amnesty International | Australia: Government must end state ...
18 November 2009

Slamming decades of failure by Australian governments to address the dire living conditions, disempowerment and discrimination faced by many of the ...

Press Release