Evidence from NGOs across Australia including on refugees and youth incarceration, will say ‘Australia has clearly gone backwards’ in some areas

Australia’s human rights record will be critically assessed by a panel ofexperts this week, with controversial asylum policies and persistent indigenous issues highlighted as areas of significant concern.

As Australia prepares to join the UN’s powerful human rights council, officials from Canberra will appear before the UN human rights committee in Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday.

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