The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has begun its two-day review of Australia’s record on racial equality.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.
Eritrean asylum seekers protest against deportation in Israel, in January 2017.
Israel is deporting thousands of Eritrean asylum seekers to Rwanda, while in the US, many face being sent back to the country they fled.
Walking, gardening and cycling can all help relieve anxiety and help asylum seekers become a part of the local community.
The view from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, where Australian immigrants were detained. They renamed it “Devil’s Island”.
In 1921 the US imposed strict immigration quotas on Australians and detained the excess arrivals in terrible conditions. Contrast this with today's treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
There are few options left for the asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island.
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There are about 400-600 people in the now-defunct regional processing centre refusing to move to recently built transit centres in Lorengau – but these numbers shift daily.
A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015.
It is becoming harder and harder to access legal aid for immigration cases.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Alf Dubs with Ishmael, a young Syrian refugee, at an event to mark a year since the Calais ‘jungle’ camp was shut.
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Young people need help to overcome discrimination, stigmatisation and isolation.
On Tuesday, the Australian government will close the Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea. Arguing that they have no safe place to go, nearly all 742 remaining residents are refusing…
A military crackdown has led to staggering 600,000 people fleeing Myanmar on foot since late August.
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.
Food is a real flashpoint in the power dynamics between asylum seekers and the people looking after them.
Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
Peter Dutton made snide comments about the refugees departing Nauru and Manus Island for the US in an interview on 2GB.
A possible risk from Peter Dutton's outburst is if his remarks carry any impact in the US.
Peter Dutton said the processing of other people was continuing.
About 50 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island will leave in the next week to ten days for resettlement in the US.
Refugees continue to make the journey between Libya and Italy, despite the risk of being turned back or sent to a detention centre.
Like Australia and the US before it, Europe is now flirting with the idea of processing centres for refugees in transit countries.
Even though Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its additional protocol, it’s bound to honour the principle of non-refoulement.
Indonesia's decree on refugees honours a customary international law obligation of non-refoulement, or not expelling or returning refugees.
BBC Panorama went undercover at Brook House, near Gatwick Airport.
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BBC Panorama has exposed violence and abuse of detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre.
A protest in Rome on August 26 after violent evictions from Piazza Indipendenza.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees.
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Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.