22 December 2021
Amazing news, and something we're very proud of. After several years of submissions to the UN, particularly the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (for which all opinions involving Australia handed down by the Working Group were for our cases), we have just received confirmation that Human Rights For All has been granted Special Consultative Status by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This allows NGOs like HR4A to designate representatives to attend, appear at and observe at the UN in New York and Geneva. This is a pretty big deal, which will allow us to continue to highlight the issues around long-term and arbitrary immigration detention in Australia.
28 September 2020
On September 11, 2020, Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia found that our client, AJL20, had been held unlawfully in detention, and ordered the Commonwealth to release him on a writ of habeas corpus. Issuing this writ to free this man has created Australian legal history! You can read the case summary below:
8 August 2020
Further to the Senate submission made by Human Rights For All in June challenging the proposed classification of phones as contraband in immigration detention, our submission has been included in the list published on the Parliament House website. You can read the submission and Serco's response here.
9 June 2020
On June 9, 2020, Human Rights for All made a Senate submission challenging the proposed classification of phones as contraband in immigration detention facilities. We encourage you to do the same before the closing date of June 11. Click below to submit:
18 March 2020
HR4A submission provides alternatives to loss of freedom for refugees and the stateless.
20 November 2019
Human Rights For All were fortunate to receive a Capacity Grant from Uniting's Innovative Community Grants fund recently, which has enabled us to invest in some additional laptops and equipment. This assists us in our work by providing extra resources to our staff and paralegals, which gives us extended capacity to provide legal services to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in detention. HR4A would like to thank Uniting ICGF very much for this grant, and also our ongoing supporters at Gordon Pymble Uniting Church for everything that they have done and continue to do to assist us in our work.