The case for a royal commission into conditions in immigration detention


ALHR  invites you to join us for an expert panel discussion seeking to examine the case for a royal commission to investigate the practices of successive Australian Governments in relation to the mandatory and prolonged detention of asylum seekers.  

We are delighted to host our highly esteemed panelists:

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Mohammad Ali Baqiri, refugee advocate and former child asylum seeker who spent three years in immigration detention in Nauru. 

Dr. Peter Young, psychiatrist and former director of mental health services for International Health and Medical Services, a private contractor engaged by the Department of Immigration.

In the Forgotten Children Report, published by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2015, it was recommended that a royal commission be established to examine the long term impacts of detention on the physical and mental health of children in immigration detention; the reasons for the continued use of this policy since 1992, including offshore detention and processing; and potential remedies for any breaches of the rights of children that have been detained. This event aims to further explore the case for a royal commission.

We hope you can join us.


 14 April 2016

6:00pm – 8.00pm


Law Society of NSW

Level 3 Training Room

170 Phillip Street Sydney


ALHR Paid Members: $15

Students & Concession: $20

General Admission: $30

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