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Disasters, systems, and human rights: Reflections on a coronial inquiry

Maley, William


A single death can be a tragedy, but it can also be a disaster, in the sense that disasters reflect a form of systems failure. To demonstrate how this can be the case, this essay draws on a coroner's report on the death of a 24-year old Iranian asylum seeker. Hamid Khazaei taken ill at an Australian-funded offshore detention centre in Papua New Guinea. There is a paradox at the heart of this episode. The policy of offshore detention in remote locations was officially adopted to deter asylum...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: The Georgetown Public Policy Review


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