The federal parliament has at last become aware of the dangers to human rights in Australia’s extradition treaties: CLA has been warning of the problem for nearly a decade.
Attorney-General Brandis and Foreign Minister Bishop need to get their acts together over Australia’s extradition – and trade – treaties. Bureaucrats must be instructed that treaties we sign as a nation must be human rights-friendly, and must comply with our standards of liberties and freedoms. We should never be trading our standards to those of a lower denominator, yet that is what has been happening for years.
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