Human Rights & Refugees
Topics: Human rights, Refugee, Australia, Law, Right of asylum, Universal Declaration of Human Rights / Pages: 16 (3754 words) / Published: Jan 22nd, 2011

LEGAL STUDIES – HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT:
TREATMENT OF REFUGEES/ASSYLUM SEEKERS.

Human rights are universally recognized liberties for each human in the world granted by birth. Just the fact that you are born entitles you the right to be treated in a comfortable and respectable manner. The important part of these rights is that they are undeniable and inalienable. Meaning no human being should be denied of them, and that no-one can be alienated from them. These rights are equal to all cultures and ethnic groups. Gradually, with the help of protesting, campaigning, support groups and organizations, these rights are being reflected in legal systems with acts and laws with means of enforcement, protection and promotion of the importance of these rights, as well as ongoing education to teach future generations the importance of human rights. However, despite major moves forward in the recognition of human rights over the years, there are still frequent abuses of rights in many countries that choose to ignore these basic human needs. In many cases there is no legislation to support these rights, and even when there is, it has proven difficult to enforce. We are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of human rights and major changes have occurred and changes have been implemented, but more needs to be done.

An increasingly alarming issue in regards to Human Rights, particularly in Australia, is the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Australia is a self-proclaimed Multicultural country, and accepts people from all over the world from many different countries and cultures. Because of this supposed accepting and welcoming nature, many people seek asylum and refuge to escape persecution in their own home country. The United Nations, most famous and well known organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights, states a refugee as someone who: (According to the United Nations Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of

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