The UN is controlled by the OIC, the block of 56 Muslim nations. “International law” means sharia. The focus on Australia and the accusations should be rejected out of hand. We will see if our leaders have what it takes to stand their ground.
An independent expert has found aspects of Australia’s asylum-seeker policies have breached the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
There is no such thing as an “independent expert” in these cases. All of this is driven by special interest groups.
A report addressing concerns about Manus Island, as well as recent amendments to maritime laws, is due to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council today.
It was prepared by Juan Mendez, the UN special rapporteur on torture.
Human Rights Law Centre director of legal advocacy Daniel Webb says the report finds detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island, and conditions at the centre, violate the convention.–(SMH)
In other news:
Three-quarters of Muslim Australians feel they are unfairly targeted by terror laws, study reveals
Most Muslims polled for large-scale community study say terror groups such as Isis distort real meaning of Islam
Lies, BS and the usual victimhood idiocy from the Religion of Peace. But Aussies are not buying any, as you can see in the comments:
Muslim Australians believe overwhelmingly that they are unfairly targeted by counter-terrorism laws but say terrorist groups distort the true meaning of Islam, a survey of community attitudes has revealed.
Around one in five of the 800 Muslims polled believed that terrorist groups sometimes have legitimate grievances, the survey found, hinting at the delicate task Australian community leaders face in countering the propaganda war waged by groups such as Islamic State.
The researchers, including University of Queensland criminologist Adrian Cherney, said the findings showed that police, especially those in Sydney, needed to do more to build trust and a willingness to cooperate among Muslim communities.
The study involved focus groups and surveys of Muslim Australians from a range of backgrounds, including Pakistanis, Syrians, Indonesians and South Africans. The participants were evenly split by gender and ranged in age.
Close to 75% believed that counter-terrorism laws – of which 64 separate pieces have been passed since the September 11 attacks – were unfairly aimed at Muslims.
Though few had ever come into contact with these measures, the sense of being “under siege” was felt by a majority. Nearly half said they consciously changed the way they dressed to avoid scrutiny. Almost as many said they avoided certain mosques and a significant number said their travel, too, was altered.-More from the Guardian