Document - Amnesty International Refugee Experts to visit Nauru asylum processing camp to assess human rights situation

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

MEDIA ADVISORY

AI index: ASA 42/001/2012

16 November 2012

Amnesty International Refugee Experts to visit Nauru asylum processing camp to assess human rights situation

From 19-22 November, Amnesty International’s Refugee Experts will be visiting Nauru, where the Australian government has reinstated the offshore processing of asylum seekers.

This will be the first independent investigation of conditions at the processing camp.

The representatives will speak to the asylum seekers who have been transferred to Nauru in the past few months, and explore the existing infrastructure in order to assess the conditions of detention on the island.

Meetings will be organized with officials from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship as well as the Nauruan Government, the Salvation Army and health officials.

When: 19-22 November

Where: Nauru

Who: Dr Graham Thom, Amnesty International Australia’s Refugee Spokesperson & Refugee Policy Expert

Alex Pagliaro, Amnesty International Australia’s Refugee Spokesperson & Refugee Campaign Coordinator

A briefing paper documenting the findings from the visit will be released on the delegation’s return.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Sara Saleh on:

+612 8396 7622 / +61413 028 191 �sara.saleh@amnesty.org.au