Nauru: Weakening human rights protections and the rule of law: Amnesty International submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, November 2015

Nauru has taken some steps to strengthen the national human rights framework despite current resource constraints. However, the legal protection of human rights remains weak in Nauru. In this submission Amnesty International expresses concern about the level of violence against women and children in Nauru. Asylum seeker children continue to be subjected to mandatory detention at Australia’s Immigration Detention Centre on Nauru and have allegedly been sexually assaulted. The organization is also concerned about the lack of independence of the judiciary and breaches of the right to a fair trial.

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