UN Special Rapporteur

Australia should regain its position as an international human rights leader


On February 8th, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Philip Ruddock, former immigration minister, will take the position of Australia’s first special envoy for human rights. The surprising decision is a part of the campaign started by Australia for a seat at the Human Rights Council. Unfortunately, Australia doesn’t have a clean slate in the field of human rights.

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