Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen

March 12, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne KennyIn 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.

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