Manus Island continues to be a humanitarian crisis. Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch Australia believes that while headlines have changed, the facts have not.
Australia’s war on people smugglers has other “forgotten” victims, writes Edwina Lloyd, namely the impoverished Indonesian crew members onboard the boats.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, has criticised the treatment of migrants around the world, including Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders policy.
Reports of 153 Tamil asylum seekers being handed to Sri Lankan authorities, while still unconfirmed, make Conrad Liveris fear that the government has lost its humanity.
Julian Burnside QC challenges both major parties to stop behaving badly when it comes to boat people, offering a policy solution that puts humanity first.