Asylum seeker rights
Our Asylum Seeker Rights Project challenges Australia’s system of mandatory immigration detention and seeks to ensure that people in Australian immigration detention centres are treated humanely and with dignity.Read more
About this Project
Australia’s immigration detention system is unnecessarily harsh and cruel and denies basic rights and freedoms to people seeking asylum.
The Asylum Seeker Rights Project challenges the mistreatment of people in immigration detention, including the harms caused by indefinite detention, the excessive use of force and the denial of essential healthcare.
We use test cases, strategic advocacy and policy development to ensure that people in Australian immigration detention centres are treated humanely and with dignity.
Our major reports:
- In Poor Health: Health care in Australian immigration detention
- Healthcare denied: Medevac and the long wait for essential medical treatment in Australian Immigration Detention
If you would like to get in touch, please contact Asylum Seeker Rights Project Lead, Lucy Geddes: [email protected]