Keywords: Torture Convention

  • INTERNATIONAL

    Where to now for the Sri Lankan asylum seekers?

    • Georgina Pike
    • 04 April 2007
    1 Comment

    Georgina Pike on the plight of the Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been sent to Christmas Island.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pacific Solution sends wrong moral message

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 April 2007
    4 Comments

    Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews justified his decision send the 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Nauru, on the grounds that it was necessary to send a message to other would-be illegal immigrants. It is like a teacher beginning class by beating a couple of boys at random in order to discourage others from playing up.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Mahathir Mohamad embraces human rights?

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 08 March 2007
    1 Comment

    Malaysia's colourful former Prime Minister is setting up a war crimes tribunal, to "assuage the pain that has been suffered by so many people in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and elsewhere". Mahathir, it seems, hopes to reinvent the wheel, and a rickety one at that.

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  • RELIGION

    Da Vinci, Christmas, Piss Christ and Gene therapy: a response

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 December 2006
    11 Comments

    When first invited to respond to Scott Stephens’ stimulating exploration of connections between faith and culture, I groaned. I had resolved to never again even think of The Da Vinci Code.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Explorer's physical and emotional torture

    • Ben Russell
    • 21 August 2006
    1 Comment

    John Bailey’s new book, Mr Stuart’s Track, both shatters and affirms the myths of our history, and brings the harsh realities of the exploration of Australia to life.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    David Hicks' rights under natural law

    • Daniel Baldino
    • 10 July 2006
    9 Comments

    Howard’s legal positivist stance limits individual rights to the confines of a particular legal system. In the ‘war against terrorism’, there is no safeguard against executive excesses or the seizure by the state of absolute power, no basis to defend the dignity of human persons.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Perilous journeys

    • Arnold Zable
    • 04 July 2006

    Refugee stories told by Arnold Zable.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Any excuse

    • Anthony Ham, Kath O’Connor, Bruce Duncan, Clive Shepherd
    • 01 July 2006

    Any excuse, Privatise or perish, Clear and present danger, Keep left unless undertaking

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Bowled over

    • Brian Matthews
    • 26 June 2006

    Some time in November 1962, I decided to upgrade my living arrangements from squalid to moderately conventional ...

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Preparing for the fifth wave

    • Peter Mares
    • 12 June 2006

    Frank Brennan’s Tampering with Asylum prompts Peter Mares to look at this issue again.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Guerrilla to President: Xanana Gusmão

    • Sara Niner
    • 22 May 2006

    This year’s May anniversary of independence for Timor Leste is Xanana Gusmão’s second as President and the country’s fifth as a free territory. Sara Niner looks at the current political machinations.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth, politics and the Fourth Estate

    • Morag Fraser
    • 14 May 2006

    The following essays by Morag Fraser and John Schumann are edited addresses from the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series held in February–March 2005.

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