Australia: Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
In this submission Amnesty International reports on the status of racial discrimination and hatred in Australia since the last review by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in 2010. This submission comments on the need for improved human rights protections, including in the Australian Constitution and through a Human Rights Act. The submission then comments on racial discrimination faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in the criminal justice system, on racial hatred and freedom of expression and on racial discrimination faced by refugees and asylum seekers and makes recommendations to the Australian authorities.
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