2SER: Uncovering misuse of handcuffs in immigration detention

The Commonwealth and its security contractor Serco have settled a case with PIAC client Yasir (named changed to protect client identity) after a three year legal battle in the Federal Court of Australia. PIAC has previously discussed the case on 2SER.

Yasir is happy with the settlement of his case, but PIAC believes there may be many others suffering from the overuse of handcuffs in immigration detention. 

Now we are gathering information about the use of handcuffs in Australian onshore immigration detention through a short online survey to investigate the potential for a class action.

Senior Solicitor Gabrielle Sheehan joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss.

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Towards Truth is a partnership between PIAC and UNSW Indigenous Law Centre.
Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes settled a dispute over a 'humiliating and distressing' experience.
We secured a settlement for our client Yasir* who alleges he was forced to wear handcuffs to access healthcare.

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