Essay The Protection And Treatment Of Refugees

1788 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
One major human rights issue that has been debated for the past decade in Australia, is the protection and treatment of refugees who land on Australian shores. “At the end of 2015, the number of refugees reached 65.3 million, revealing that 1 in every 113 people are displaced from their home.” This constant rise in refugee number highlights the importance for Australia’s government to move towards better solutions for the management of asylum seekers. This essay will consider the political context that surround refugees, giving the perspectives on the debate of whether to accept or deny refugees. This will also discuss international and domestic protections that have been put in place but fail to protect the rights of refugees. Highlighting the issues will then allow recommendations for reform to be discussed to enhance the protection of refugee human rights.
International Protection
In terms of international protection, one of the key stepping stones for the protection of not only refugees but all of humanity was The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Through 30 articles it sets out fundamental human rights that have become standard and universally protected and accepted. Specifically, to refugees Article 14 (1) “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution” gives right to refugee to seek out other countries from dangers of wars and other persecution. Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not legally binding,…

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