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Australia: The impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia's mandatory detention regime

, Index number: ASA 12/001/2005

In this report Amnesty International focuses on Australia's mandatory detention policy, and in particular how it has allowed for prolonged and indefinite detention. The policy is considered to be inconsistent with Australia's international human rights obligations. The report provides an overview of the international human rights and refugee law obligations that apply to Australia's detention of asylum-seekers and refugees. The report provides recommendations the implementation of which would put an end to the indefinite detention of rejected asylum-seekers and would bring Australia's treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers into line with its international obligations.

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