Mandatory Closed Immigration Detention Analysis

176 Words1 Page

There are currently 800 children being held in mandatory closed immigration detention, as Australia is the only country in the world which detains asylum-seeking children as a first option (Triggs, 2014). Australia’s system of mandatory immigration detention was introduced to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) in 1992, and requires all non-citizen children who arrive without a valid visa to be detained (Triggs, 2014). Although the introduction of these requirements into the Migration Act were enforced to ensure the effective control and management of Australia’s borders (Phillips & Spinks, 2013), the mandatory and prolonged immigration detention of children is in clear violation of Article 3(1), Article 24(1) and Article 37(b) of the Convention

More about Mandatory Closed Immigration Detention Analysis

Open Document