Federal Attorney General and Minister for the Arts Senator George Brandis at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Aug. 19, 2015.
  Attorney-General George Brandis won't comment on a UN migrant expert cancelling his Australian trip claiming obstruction. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Australia insists it works with UN on human rights

SBS news
27 septembre 2015

Attorney-General George Brandis has rejected claims the government doesn’t co-operate with the United Nations on human rights issues, after a UN migration expert postponed his Australian trip.

Francois Crepeau, UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, cited lack of government co-operation and restrictive laws that prevent detention centre workers from speaking out for calling off the trip.

Senator Brandis said on Sunday, Australia was in « very regular dialogue » with UN agencies that audit member states but he would not comment on the specifics of Mr Crepeau’s visit.

Share this: