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UN Report Criticizes Australia’s ‘Inhuman’ Asylum Policies

A United Nations report has found that Australia's asylum seeker policies violate international conventions against torture. A U.N. special rapporteur has been particularly scathing about an Australian-run immigration center in Papua New Guinea, where an inmate was killed last year. Australia’s asylum policies have been scrutinized by the U.N.'s special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez. His report criticizes Canberra for detaining children, and for failing to stop the...

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