‘Humiliating, degrading and undignified’ treatment in a Victorian women’s prison

‘Humiliating, degrading and undignified’ treatment in a Victorian women’s prison

The Victorian Ombudsman has released a critical report highlighting ‘humiliating, degrading and undignified’ strip search practices in a Victorian women’s prison. The report shows Victoria is breaching human rights standards by subjecting women to routine strip searches, extended solitary confinement and excessive use of restraints.

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Global award recognises our impact, and our Government’s cruelty

Global award recognises our impact, and our Government’s cruelty

A message from Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy of the Human Rights Law Centre to our supporters.

Last week I was in Ottawa, Canada, to receive the inaugural Global Pluralism Award for the Human Rights Law Centre’s work defending the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum. The award recognises the impact we have achieved so far, but it also recognises the gravity of the injustice we must continue to fight against.

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