UN special rapporteur cancels detention visit, fearing workers will face reprisals for speaking to him

“The federal government has defended its record on cooperation with the UN after the special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, cancelled a trip to Australia over fears that detention centre workers would face reprisals from the visit.

Crépeau was due to tour onshore and offshore detention facilities this week but scrapped the planned visit after learning that detention centre workers could be jailed for two years for speaking to him under the Border Force Act.”

Click here to read the report in The Guardian.

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