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New UN human rights chief attacks Australia over asylum seeker rights ‘violations’ (The Sydney Morning Herald)

8 September 20140 comments

Australia has been accused of a “chain of human rights violations” in its treatment of asylum seekers by the incoming United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein.

In his maiden address to the UN Human Rights Council, the Jordanian prince has also challenged plans to resettle those found to be refugees in “countries that are not adequately equipped”.

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