Abbott: Australia ‘Sick Of Being Lectured’ On Migration

 

 

 

” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the country is “sick of being lectured” by the UN over its treatment of asylum seekers. It comes after the special rapporteur on torture said some aspects violated the convention against torture.

  Australia detains all asylum seekers who arrive by boat, holding them in offshore processing camps. Rights groups have criticized conditions on Manus Island, where asylum-seekers are held.

  In a new report to be tabled to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, the rapporteur, Juan Mendez, investigated allegations of torture and abuse in more than 60 countries.

  In Australia, he highlighted some cases where the authorities had failed to provide adequate detention conditions, end the detention of children, or prevent escalating violence and tension at Manus Island.

  This meant Australia had violated the right of the asylum-seeker to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the report said.

  The Australian government has rejected the report.”

 

Good on ya , Mates … Eff the UN More here from the ever UN-friendly BBC