Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants

Last week, François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Migrants, released his report arising from his 18 day visit to Australia and Nauru in November 2016. The visit was undertaken to assess the migration programmes, policies and laws developed by the Australian government. The Law Council met with the Special Rapporteur during his visit, highlighting matters of particular concern. Recommendations from the Special Rapporteur reflect that meeting and subsequent follow up from the Law Council in his recommendations. The 33 recommendations, include calls for Australia to:

The Special Rapporteur will formally present his report to the United Nations on 8 June 2017, at which point the Australian government will have an opportunity to respond. The Law Council will continue to closely monitor the Australian government’s response to the Special Rapporteur’s report.



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