Human rights in Papua New Guinea: is this where we should be settling refugees?

Wilkinson, Cai, Gerber, Paula, Langlois, Anthony J. and Offord, Baden 2016, Human rights in Papua New Guinea: is this where we should be settling refugees?, Australian journal of human rights, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 27-65.

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Title Human rights in Papua New Guinea: is this where we should be settling refugees?
Author(s) Wilkinson, CaiORCID iD for Wilkinson, Cai
Gerber, Paula
Langlois, Anthony J.
Offord, Baden
Journal name Australian journal of human rights
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 27
End page 65
Total pages 39
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of publication Chatswood, N.S.W.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1323-238X
Keyword(s) Human rights
International law
Papua New Guinea
asylum seekers
International relations
Summary Australia has had a long, and at times tumultuous, relationship with our nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea. This relationship took a twist in late 2012, with the re-opening of the off-shore processing centre on Manus Island, and again in February 2014, when Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati was murdered by locals during a violent disturbance at the centre. The latest test of the strength and endurance of the relationship between PNG and Australia came in April 2016, when the PNG Supreme Court ruled that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island breached the right to personal liberty in the PNG constitution. This article provides much-needed insight into the human rights situation in PNG, and makes recommendations regarding the prospect of resettling refugees in that country.
Language eng
Field of Research 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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