Returning Asylum Seekers to Danger is Immoral

"To offer a blanket response that unfairly treats all asylum seekers as illegal, and returns them to the country from which they have fled, is both immoral and contrary to our international obligations as a signatory to the Refugee Convention." Fr MaurizionPettena, Director, Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office, 3 July 2014.The Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office has responded to reports of Tamil asylum seekers being intercepted at sea and handed over to the Sri Lankan navy by reminding the Australian Government of its duty to respect the principle of non-refoulement. Read more below



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