Right to Protection and Obligation of Non-Refoulement: Submission on Complementary Protection Bill

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009. Complementary protection is the protection owed by a State that falls outside the scope of the Refugee Convention.  Complementary protection obligations are found in the non-refoulement provisions of various human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

On 28 September 2009, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre made a submission to the inquiry, entitled The Right to Protection and the Obligation of Non-Refoulement. 

Download the HRLC submission here.