Australia Regional Resettlement Policy letter

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013

This is ERT's letter to Australian Prime Minister Hon Kevin Rudd MP, with regard to the announcement of the ?Regional Settlement Arrangement? under which Australia signed agreements with Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 19 July and Nauru on 3 August. In the letter, ERT condemns the retrogressive and inhumane policy of forcibly removing asylum seekers to third countries without determining their status and in breach of the principle of non-refoulement and other obligations under international law.