Asylum Seekers and UNHCR

2014 MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

ASYLUM SEEKERS

Resolution 6.3
NSWCCL notes that the Australia Government has failed to respond to the 2013 UN Human
Rights Committee report by the due date of February 2014 and calls on it to do so
immediately in relation to the key findings including that:
a) Australia has committed 143 serious violations of international law by
indefinitely detaining 46 refugees for four years, on the basis of their ‘adverse
security assessments’ issued by ASIO
b) That Australia must provide these refugees with an effective remedy, including
release from detention on appropriate conditions, rehabilitation and
compensation
c) Australia should review its migration laws to prevent future violations.

Moved: Jo Murphy/ Pauline Wright: That the resolution 6.3 be adopted. Carried.