19 October 2015
A Civil Society complaint is to be filed by Refugee Action Collective Victoria at the International Criminal Court.
RAC-Vic’s submission asks the ICC to investigate and prosecute a case against persons who have and continue to act as members of the Australian Government against asylum seekers. Reflecting the revulsion and dismay of many Australians, it is alleged that these actions are in breach United Nations conventions and amount to crimes against Humanity.
The following persons are named in the Submission:
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Former Minister of Immigration Scott Morrison
Minister of Immigration Peter Dutton
Attorney General George Brandis
53 Civil Society groups and organizations, representing informed opinion, the professional knowledge of health professionals and others have endorsed this submission.
RAC-Vic, the Court permitting will seek further endorsements and evidence of similar criminal activity by anyone representing the Australian government to be added to the submission at a later date.
Prior submissions to the Court filed by Mr Andrew Wilkie MP and Ms Tracey Aylmer Solicitor and statements by Mr Julian Burnside QC are acknowledged by RAC-Vic while stressing that we are not lawyers but are acting as citizens and members of Civil Society.
For further information contact Peter Farago
0409 866 414