MAPW urges humanitarian treatment of Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers

MAPW President Bill Williams has written a letter to Immigration Minister Chris Evans, urging that Australia’s response to Sri Lankan asylum seekers be humanitarian, and in accordance with international human rights law.

Dr Williams notes that the aslum seekers are fleeing a devastating war, with violence that most of us in Australia can barely imagine.  He notes the massive increase in global asylum seekers, and the minute proportion housed by Australia.