Humanitarian Program plays a significant role in Australia’s efforts to provide international protection to refugees and individuals facing humanitarian crises in their countries of origin or habitual residence.
At Salomonn Migration and Advocacy, we cater for both onshore and offshore components of the humanitarian visa programme in Australia.
For those seeking protection unsure in Australia the principal of non-refoulement obligations will apply. This means if an applicant is inside Australia and makes an application for subclass 866 permanent protection visa, Australia as the signatory party to the refugee conventions 1951 Ann protocol in 1967 cannot send the applicant back to he’s or hard country of origin or habitual residence, until their claims for a refugee status is finally determined. Derogation from this non-refoulement obligation principle of international law is not permissible unless exceptional circumstances apply.
In addition to the criteria as set out in the refugee convention 1951, Australia’s non-refoulement obligations will also come from:
- International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR);
- The second optional protocol to the ICCPR Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty (“Second Optional Protocol”); and
- UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
Raymond Salomonn regularly represents clients on protection visa matters both with the Department of Home Affairs and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Raymond has a deep interest on protection claims by minor children and by those who claim to have a well-founded fear of persecution on gender-based issues. He has experience in representing many children and women from a diverse range of backgrounds.
As a Registered Migration Agent, Raymond is bound by the Code of Conduct, and is unable to give a guarantee of success in an application for a visa, which also includes protection visa applications. However, he does accepts cases on the basis that the specific claims for internal protection are meritorious.
Salomonn Migration & Advocacy is a LGBTQI friendly migration advice organisation.