UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

Regarding Rights: The politics of Australian asylum and border policy

16th October 2014

In this Regarding Rights blog post, CIGJ visiting PhD scholar Jonathan Kent writes about the challenges ahead for the Australian government’s asylum and border policy. Any policy that strongly pursues unilateral deterrence without concern for protection issues or human rights will encounter a legitimacy crisis. The inverse of this assertion is, however, also problematic. Any policy based on human rights alone will run into a sustainability crisis.

Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.

About Regarding Rights:

Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

Interested contributors should contact the editors, Benjamin Authers and Emma Larking.

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