“Blanket Ban on Mobile Phones Would be Unacceptable”

Australia: The Australian Human Rights Commission has raised concerns about new proposals to amend the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), which would unreasonably limit a range of human rights for all people in immigration detention, including  a blanket ban on the possession of mobile phones in immigration detention facilities. Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow, shares his concerns, stating “For many people in immigration detention, mobile phones are a lifeline. They have been particularly vital during the COVID-19 pandemic when asylum seekers and others in immigration detention have not been able to receive outside visitors” .

Source: Mirage News

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