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National Justice Project meets with UN Indigenous human rights investigator

This week our Principal Solicitor, George Newhouse, along with number of First Nations leaders, met with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. The meeting was held to discuss matters of justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that fall within the Special Rapporteur’s mandate. Ms Tauli Corpuz’s visit to Australia has included an examination …

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Federal Court rules asylum seekers can keep mobile phones in detention

The Federal Court in Sydney today (17 March 2017) has ruled that asylum seekers have the right to continue their legal fight to keep their mobile phones while in onshore immigration detention, following a class action brought by human rights lawyers the National Justice Project to prevent Serco and Border Force from seizing detainee phones. Border Force had planned to …

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National Justice Project working with the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee of WA

The National Justice Project is working with the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee of WA to assist an Aboriginal man injured by police tasers. Read the story herehttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/20/indigenous-man-filmed-with-whole-body-tremors-days-after-being-tasered-by-police

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The shocking video of the inhumane way Ms Dhu was treated has been released. WARNING: THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING

It is impossible to deny the inhumane treatment that #Missdhu received when you see these stark images. #MissDhu ‘s short life must not be in vain. The WA Government must stop locking up fine defaulters, ensure police contact the Aboriginal Legal Service when an Aboriginal person is detained & make amends to Ms Dhu’s family.http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/shocking-footage-of-ms-dhu-will-be-released-by-coroner-20161216-gtck7m.html