Policy Statement - Principles Applying to the Detention of Asylum Seekers
22 June 2013
A key objective of the Law Council of Australia is the maintenance and promotion of the rule of law. For this reason, the Law Council often provides analysis of federal legislation and federal executive action based on the Law Council’s Policy Statement on Rule of Law Principles.
This document seeks to apply those principles and other relevant principles to the detention of asylum seekers by the Australian Government. It is not, however, intended to be a comprehensive analysis of legislation and executive action applying in this context.