The Pacific Solution

What can we learn from the case of Behrouz Boochani?

Presented by Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

Presenters:

Arnold Zable Writer; Fellow of MRSP, University of Melbourne

Professor Carmen Lawrence Professorial Fellow, School of Psychology University of Western Australia and former Premier of Western Australia

David Manne Executive Director, Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre

Daniel Webb Human Rights Law Centre.

When: 18 November from 6.30pm to 8pm

Location: Theatre B117, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

The suffering of asylum seekers, men, women and children, kept on Manus Island and Nauru continues. The plight of Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist and writer detained on Manus Island since mid 2013, illustrates many of the problems and devastating human rights consequences of our current
asylum seeker laws, policies and practices. The panel will consider the case, and its wider implications and what must be changed in order to prevent such violations of human rights.

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Admission is free and seating will be limited so booking is essential.

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