4 Nov 2015

Nauru's human rights under scrutiny at UN

9:39 am on 4 November 2015

There have been calls for Nauru to improve its treatment of asylum seekers at a meeting of the United Nations.

Nauru is undergoing its second review of human rights by the UN Human Rights Council.

At a meeting in Geneva overnight several countries made recommendations to Nauru.

Recommendations included an end to the regional resettlement arrangement and the introduction of measures to deal with violence against women.

Concern was raised by several countries about freedom of expression, access for journalists and the treatment of opposition MPs.

Nauru's delegation which was led by the Minister of Justice David Adeang said asylum seekers are now free to move around the island and it pledged to submit delayed reports within the month.

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