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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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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Copyright: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Publishers Website: http://www.altlj.org/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12442
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