Regulation 5.35: Coerced traetment of detained asylum seekers on hunger strike. Legal, ethical and human rights implications.

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Ashgate
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Chapter
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Thoery and Policy, 2013, 1, pp. 423 - 442
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This chapter explores the legal frameworks surrounding coerced treatment of detained asylum seekers on hunger strike and compares Australian law and practice with other jurisdictions. the chapter considers the human rights of detainees to protest and the legal and ethical obligations of detaining states. The chapter draws on accounts of hunger strike and force-feeding from former immigration detainees.
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