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Australia’s Policy on Refugees and Asylum-Seekers “fits the definition of torture”

*Author’s note: all quotations are taken from this report by Amnesty International, unless otherwise noted. Australia’s current policy on refugee and asylum-seekers is that “no person who arrives in the country by boat seeking asylum…


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Annual Amnesty International Report Released: Human Rights Situation in South Africa “Pretty Grim”

Amnesty International released its annual report on International Human Rights this week. The report details the status of human rights in countries around the world and highlights areas with room for improvement. The report on…


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Edward Snowden: “technology represents the most significant new threat to civil liberties in modern times.”

Speaking from Moscow to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, whistleblower Edward Snowden provided live testimony, declaring: “Technology represents the most significant new threat to civil liberties in modern times” (8 April 2014). Prominent…