RAPBS CALLS THE AUSTRALIAN STATE TO ACCOUNT FOR ITS FAILURE TO UPHOLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS AND TREATIES
In the lead up to Human Rights day RAPBS compiled a list of charges calling the Australian state to account for its failures to uphold international human rights conventions and treaties such as the Rights of the Child, the Convention against Torture and the Refugee Convention.
RAPBS, with support from RRAN and RAC Melbourne were joined by people from various walks of life to stage readings of the list of charges in Melbourne, Sydney and Fremantle. The readings called to account the Austraian government for perpetrating human rights violations against asylum seekers and refugees, both in detention centres and in the precarious conditions people are forced to endure under other unlivable terms, like the temporary protection visas.
These readings will be combined into a short film for international circulation, produced by Steve Thomas. We will upload this as soon as it is available.
The introductory piece read before the list of charges is also attached.