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Nystrom et al v Australia (1557/2007) Australian Government Response

Human Rights Communications

Human rights
Publication date

1557/2007 concerning visa cancellation and removal to Sweden

The author alleged that Australia had violated articles 2, 9, 12, 14, 17, 23 and 26 of the ICCPR in respect of his visa cancellation on character grounds. The author also alleged that Australia violated his mother’s and sister’s rights under articles 17 and 23 in relation to the author’s subsequent removal to Sweden.

The Committee issued adverse views in respect of articles 12, 17 and 23 of the Covenant, but found no violation of article 9. The Committee declared the matter inadmissible in respect of articles 2, 14 and 26. The Committee also found no violation of articles 17 and 23 in relation to the author’s mother and sister.