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Senate calls for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Myanmar

Today, the Senate invited the Australian Government to consider calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Myanmar.  The Senate motion was in response to the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya people in Rakhine State. 

The Senate also urged the Government to call on Myanmar to assert religious and ethnic equality of all people.

Australian Greens Co-Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam moved the motion. 

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Senate calls for Australia to act against organ harvesting

The Senate has passed a motion recognising the human rights challenges of forced organ procurement in parts of the world and inviting the government to tackle the problem of Australians travelling to receive organs from non-consensual donors.

“Organ harvesting is an unthinkable crime against humanity and we must do everything we can to stop it,” said Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice.

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