Force-feeding asylum seekers: Challenging the state’s authority to direct medical treatment
Kenny, M.A. (2002) Force-feeding asylum seekers: Challenging the state’s authority to direct medical treatment. Alternative Law Journal, 27 (3). pp. 107-111.
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In January this year over 200 detainees at the Woomera detention centre in South Australia went on a prolonged hunger strike. The protest was reportedly in response to delays in the processing of applications for asylum and the conditions under which asylum seekers are detained, During these protests a number of people were treated for dehydration. At the time there was debate about whether they would have to be force-fed.
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