The Asylum Seekers

3118 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 12 Pages
Any sane person would do all they can do escape a life like this so it can not be a shock to the global community that people will try and leave their homes in the hope that they can achieve a better life for themselves in another part of the world.
Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable and exploitable people in the world and need the protection of various legal instruments to ensure that their human rights are protected. All of these issues and more are discussed in Sasha Lowes article, ‘The Legality of Extraterritorial Processing of Asylum Claims: The Judgement of the High Court in the ‘Malaysia Solution’ Case’. Parts of the her discussion involve various human rights issues including the extra territorial processing of asylum seekers, irregular migration and the obligations and policies that can effect asylum seekers. It is a very insightful and well written article which does make a reader question the merits behind certain Australia Government policies.
Australia is a party to various international treaties which are intended to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The Government has a history of alleged and confirmed breaches of its international legal obligations.…
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