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Carlos Cabal v Australia

Geographic relevance: Australia

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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A complaint was brought to the UN Human Rights Committee for inhumane conditions in a detention centre in Australia that was run by a private contractor. The HRC held that the contracting out to the private sector of core State activities involving the use of force and the detention of persons does not absolve a State party of its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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