Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen March 12, 2015 In an article for The Conversation co-written with her colleague Fiona McGaughey at the University of Western Australia, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law comments on Tony Abbott’s controversial response to a United Nations report which criticises Australia’s human rights record in relation to its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. Professor Kenny and Ms McGaughey outline the key concerns of the report’s author – Juan Méndez – and examine the context of the Prime Minister’s comment that Australians are “tired of being lectured to by the United Nations”. They also assess whether Australia is a good international citizen. To read the full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, School of Law Research, school of law Tags: asylum seekers australia, fiona mcgaughey, human rights australia, j, mary anne kenny, murdoch school of law, tony abbott, united nations Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!