Joint letter calling on PM Abbott to retract torture comments

In response to comments  made by the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth, the Human Rights Law Centre wrote a joint letter with  Human Rights Watch, the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights urging the Prime Minister to make a strong public statement that the Australian government always deplores the use of torture and that torture can never be justified.

A copy of the joint letter can be found here.

A media release about the letter can be found here.