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An Absence of Human Rights: Children in Detention

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The imprisonment of children under mandatory detention policy in Australia’s detention camps was one of the worst human rights violations in the Australia’s post-World War II history. This paper examines what has happened, and why our human rights protection system in place has failed the children.
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Keywords: Australia; child migration; children in detention; democracy; human rights; social justice

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Western Sydney

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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  • Political Crossroads is a bi-annual, international, refereed journal which, since 1990, publishes critical and empirical scholarship in political science and international relations. Its areas of focus include global security, terrorism, national identity, migration and citizenship, and the politics of resources and trade.
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