Submission to United Nations Human Rights Committee

ERC assisted our international partners Edmund Rice International and Franciscans International in the preparation of this NGO Alternative Report as part of the United Nations' Human Rights Committee's review of Australia. The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.

The submission focuses on Australia's treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum, especially as this relates to the right to life and prohibition of torture and of other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, rights of non-citizens (articles. 3, 6, 7, 9 and 13 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights).

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