Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 07 DEC 18
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    World Human Rights Day: A Day For Reflection

    World Human Rights Day: A Day For Reflection

    On Monday the 10th of December 2018 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. It’s a day that marks the anniversary of a milestone document – the most translated in the world – adopted by the United Nations proclaiming the inalienable rights that every human being is inherently entitled to regardless of race, colour,

    • 05 DEC 18
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    Open letter calls on Government to adopt Global Compact on Migration

    Open letter calls on Government to adopt Global Compact on Migration

    The ASRC is proud to join 34 organisations across faiths, communities and social sectors call on the Australian government to adopt the Global Compact on Migration. By refusing to sign the compact the government turns away from constructive international efforts to support issues associated with rising people movement. Open letter 4 December 2018 Dear representatives,

    • 29 NOV 18
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    Beaten for being gay, denied safety because he didn’t have a lawyer

    Beaten for being gay, denied safety because he didn’t have a lawyer

    Sami* was beaten by his own father. Beaten because he is gay. To his family, Sami’s sexuality brought shame and dishonour to their name. In Sami’s home country, homosexuality is considered a crime and is punishable by prison sentences and even corporal punishment. For years he endured beatings and emotional abuse. When his parents tried

    • 22 NOV 18
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    Making a global statement: The Human Rights Law Program

    Making a global statement: The Human Rights Law Program

    “When it comes to people seeking asylum, we are lost: we have lost the checks and balances that we expect from a system of democratic governance based on a separation of powers. We have not only entered, but are well advanced into the frightening realm of authoritarianism.” Speaking at the Australian Lawyers Alliance Conference in