Detention News Roundup September – Asia Pacific

155 Uighurs including 76 children are detained in Malaysia, NGOs urge govt to work with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and not to forcibly deport these migrants

In news from Australia, refugees will now be resettled in Cambodia. The New York times and Time magazine reports that non-government organisations in both countries have raised questions over the legality of the issue. UNHCR warns it sets a ‘worrying precedent’ for the region.

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The national inquiry into child rights in Australia came to a close, with the report expected in late 2014. Many reports and detailed submission can be found on the Human Rights Commission website.

Australia’s High Court also handed down a decision that may have large repercussions for mandatory detention.