Keeping our peace promise

Australia is known around the world as a peaceful and diplomatic country, and is a signatory to many world-recognised treaties and agreements which encourage peace.

But do our laws really reflect this promise to maintain peace and protect human rights?

A new protocol that has been approved by the Australian Treaty Commission, promises to ensure that the rights of vulnerble people in Australian detention centre will be  protected, through regular, on-location checks.

Catherine Branson QC is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and she spoke to Tim Brunero about the Optional Protocol Regime.

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Producer: Tim Molineux

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