Human rights damaged by Australian government stance on Guantanamo Bay

The use of Military Commissions for Afghani prisoners of war held at Guantanamo Bay will be used in future as a precedent by military regimes to justify further abuses of human rights.

The failure of the Australian Government to condemn the proposed Military Commissions proposed by the US is a further serious erosion of human rights,” said Steve Mark, Chairman of the Council of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists.

Australia-government stance Guantanamo Bay-press release-2003-eng (full text, PDF)

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