I'm not blogging much these days but occasionally something catches my eye or gets my goat.
The issue of detention of children is one of those. I agree strongly with the following view: "The imprisonment of children under mandatory detention policy in Australia’s detention camps was one of the worst, if not the worst, human rights violations in Australia’s post World War II history."
Here is a link to a paper delivered at the Human rights Law and Policy conference in Melbourne on June 17, 2008. Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM examines what has happened and why our human rights protection system in place has failed the children.