Elaine Pearson

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Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

bordermail Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “Three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, First Nations people in Australia are still unacceptably being incarcerated and dying in prison,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “Thirty years since the Royal Commission, there is still a pressing need for adequate and culturally appropriate mental health support for prisoners,” “Instead of focusing on changing the physical infrastructure of prisons to make it harder for people to harm themselves, the Australian government should act to end preventable prison deaths by improving services and support” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Papua New Guinea has made big promises to the UN, but failed to meet them,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “many regencies and provinces interpreted [the suggestion that a jilbab should be worn] as compulsory, so you had the situation where local education officers and public schools began to rewrite the school rules and to enforce the jilbab (hijab) as part of the school uniforms,” External link

asianews-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian regulations and policies have long forced discriminatory dress codes on women and girls in schools and government offices that violate their right to freedom from coercion to adopt a religious belief,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesia’s clothing regulations are part of a broader attack by conservative religious forces on gender equality and the ability of women and girls to exercise their rights to an education, a livelihood, and social benefits,” “The Jokowi administration should enforce the new decree banning mandatory wearing of the jilbab, and then go further by ending all regulations that discriminate on the basis of gender at school or the workplace” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “I mean you had the Dalai Lama event moved off Sydney University’s campus to be held somewhere else,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “The Royal Commission into Aged Care’s final report makes clear that the current aged care system is failing older people in numerous ways,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “If implemented, the Royal Commission’s recommendations could catalyze a much-needed transformation of how Australians experience their later years,” “Older people should be able to receive support and services that respect their dignity, autonomy, and human rights whether at home or in an aged care facility” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “For instance, Australia should support the establishment of a new monitoring and reporting mechanism on China through the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “For instance, Australia should support the establishment of a new monitoring and reporting mechanism on China through the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 19, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Friday, February 19, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson declarou : "Cortar o acesso a informações vitais para um país inteiro na calada da noite é inconcebível" External link

correiobraziliense Friday, February 19, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson declarou : "Cortar o acesso a informações vitais para um país inteiro na calada da noite é inconcebível" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, February 19, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cutting off access to vital information to an entire country in the dead of the night is unconscionable," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cutting off access to vital information to an entire country in the dead of the night is unconscionable," External link

bbc Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “There are credible complaints of forced labor of Uyghur and other Muslim minorities from Xinjiang supported by accounts from former detainees, satellite imagery, and leaked Chinese government documents,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 8, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Modern ) : “Australia’s Modern Slavery Act falls short in protecting basic rights,” “The Morrison government needs to overhaul it and ensure that businesses operating in Australia are complying with human rights and environmental standards in their own operations and in their global value chains” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 8, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “Clearly Australia’s ongoing engagement with the Myanmar military has not brought genuine reforms – if anything, it’s probably just bolstered the legitimacy of the Tatmadaw,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 5, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “Clearly Australia’s ongoing engagement with the Myanmar military has not brought genuine reforms – if anything, it’s probably just bolstered the legitimacy of the Tatmadaw,” External link

guardian Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 22, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

watoday Friday, January 22, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

theage Friday, January 22, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

smh Friday, January 22, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

theherald-au Friday, January 22, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

theage Friday, January 22, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

smh Friday, January 22, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 22, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “UN member countries rightly criticized Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and questioned why incarceration rates of First Nations peoples remain so high,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian federal government should show leadership by working with its states and territories to change their laws to raise the age of criminal responsibility and comply with international standards,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : “In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons,” “Australian federal and state governments need to urgently prioritise reforming longstanding policies that discriminate against First Nations people” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s Special Investigator’s Office should be protected against interference in its operations, including its budget and any improper influence, as with other criminal investigations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Prompt and adequate payments to the victims or their families is not only the decent thing to do, it’s required under international law,” “The continued unjust prosecution of the whistleblower David McBride is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “We are troubled by your comment that compensation for Afghans who were harmed by these incidents was not being considered by the government at this stage,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Obviously war crimes are a very serious matter, but the Australian government has taken steps to make that public and hold perpetrators to account,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 30, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Meanwhile you have the Chinese government engaged in widespread, systematic human rights violations that have been repeatedly raised by UN experts, from dismantling democracy in Hong Kong, to arbitrarily detaining one million of its citizens in Xinjiang. What steps is the Chinese government taking?” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 30, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Morrison government needs to ensure the Special Investigator's Office has the resources it needs to act quickly to ensure justice. As time drags on, the prospect of justice for Afghan victims becomes more and more remote," External link

globalsecurity Friday, November 20, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “As time drags on, the prospect of justice for Afghan victims becomes more and more remote,” External link

guardian Friday, November 20, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government was right to promptly release the Brereton report, and the shocking news that the special forces unlawfully killed 39 people will horrify both Australians and Afghans, ” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about The UK ) : “Canberra needs to learn lessons from the UK’s failed efforts to prosecute soldiers implicated in war crimes in Iraq and ensure that no government minister has the power to interfere, direct, or prevent investigations and prosecutions,” “The Office of the Special Prosecutor needs to be able to investigate and prosecute Australian military personnel regardless of rank” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns,” “His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

bordermail Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Canberra needs to learn lessons from the U.K.’s failed efforts to prosecute soldiers implicated in war crimes in Iraq,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "One hopes that the move from that prison is good news but we don't know where she has been moved to and we don't know why," External link

abc-au Monday, October 26, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "One hopes that the move from that prison is good news but we don't know where she has been moved to and we don't know why," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Obviously one hopes the move might be good news for Kylie, but we don’t know yet,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Giving ‘authorized officers’ in Victoria the power to preemptively detain people amid repeated complaints of heavy-handed policing could do more harm than good,” “With Covid-19 numbers in the state falling, now is not the time for new emergency powers” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Giving ‘authorized officers’ in Victoria the power to preemptively detain people amid repeated complaints of heavy-handed policing could do more harm than good,” “With Covid-19 numbers in the state falling, now is not the time for new emergency powers” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government hasn’t always followed through on its pledges to the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Western Australia’s prisons are damaging and at times deadly for people with mental health conditions, particularly Aboriginal people,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia's warehousing of at-risk prisoners with disabilities in solitary confinement causes severe psychological distress that pushes many over the edge,” “This dehumanizing practice has no place in Australian society” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s pretty obvious from China’s actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Many of these deaths are clearly preventable," "People are taking steps to end their life in prison. That shouldn't be happening" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

smh Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

theage Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “This is also why Australia shouldn’t just wait till Australians find themselves running afoul of problematic laws. They should be expressing human rights concerns about these laws that have been used for years to wrongfully detain [anyone],” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

bbc Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “People should be able to report human rights violations safely, and know there will be a transparent fair process to hold perpetrators to account. It doesn’t sound like that is happening at all,” External link

msn-uk Monday, August 31, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “People should be able to report human rights violations safely, and know there will be a transparent fair process to hold perpetrators to account. It doesn’t sound like that is happening at all,” External link

guardian Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I did not write the article … I have my views on recent developments in Hong Kong and what the international community should do," "Clearly that hit a nerve for some pro-Chinese Communist Party supporters who aggressively and collectively pressured the university to remove the story" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

smh Monday, August 3, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

watoday Monday, August 3, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I did not write the article … I have my views on recent developments in Hong Kong and what the international community should do," "Clearly that hit a nerve for some pro-Chinese Communist Party supporters who aggressively and collectively pressured the university to remove the story" External link

abc-au Monday, August 3, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Safeguarding the human rights of Hong Kong people is not something that should be controversial,” “Human Rights Watch has documented threats to academic freedom resulting from Chinese government pressure, and we’ve previously called on universities to ensure robust protection of academic freedom to deal with those threats – something Australian universities cannot afford to ignore” External link

guardian Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “By joining other countries with similar laws, Australia will be sending a strong message to abusive leaders everywhere that there are far-reaching consequences for their actions,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 13, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?” External link

aap-au Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?" External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We very rarely see Australia's voice on issues in China, and I think that needs to change," External link

abc-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, March 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Justice and accountability for alleged war crimes by Australian special forces members in Afghanistan is long overdue,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 23, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Investigations into alleged war crimes should focus on the people responsible, not those who exposed the atrocities,” “Australia’s reputation as a rights-respecting nation both during peacetime and at war will hinge on how the government addresses the most egregious cases of alleged abuse” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 23, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If someone committed a crime like that on video on the street in Sydney, you wouldn't expect that person still to be walking around years later," External link

abc-au Friday, March 20, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If someone committed a crime like that on video on the street in Sydney, you wouldn't expect that person still to be walking around years later," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 21, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 21, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If the UN isn't accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn't be training them to be peacekeepers," "Instead of cozying up to Myanmar's leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar's military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability" External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Targeted sanctions are a useful foreign policy tool to press for accountability for serious abuses and to raise the cost of human rights violations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Telling rights violators in other countries that they can’t travel to Australia or put their money in Australian banks can have a real impact,” “By joining other countries with similar laws, Australia will be sending a strong message to abusive leaders everywhere that there are far-reaching consequences for their actions” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Jokowi himself has pledged to improve respect and tolerance for minorities," External link

abc-au Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

smh Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

watoday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

theage Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Payne has rightly condemned the detention conditions of the Australian writer Yang Hengjun and urged his release, so it is puzzling that there has been no similar statement raising concerns about Chau Van Kham’s treatment even though he has been detained since January,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The short duration of the trial, the nature of the prosecution’s evidence, the lack of access to legal representation – there are myriad due process concerns that the Australian government should be raising with Vietnamese authorities,” “Chau Van Kham is 70 years old and has prostate issues. The notorious conditions inside Vietnam’s prisons make it critical for him to be released sooner rather than later” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Papua may be a sensitive topic in Indonesia, but that’s no excuse for rounding people up and sending them to prison for peaceful acts of expression,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government made significant progress in recent years by releasing nearly all political prisoners, yet recent arrests are threatening those fragile gains,” “As the December 1 anniversary approaches, Indonesian authorities should stop arresting and detaining people simply for waving flags or peacefully urging independence” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The whole idea of not 'interfering in the legal affairs of another country' is fine if the country respects rule of law and due process. But what if, like Vietnam, they don't?" "Then it basically leaves Australian citizens hostage to governments with biased, opaque courts lacking fairness and due process" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cruel conditions are in place to coerce men to agree to assisted voluntary return," "This fits a pattern that the Australian government and PNG government have persisted with over the years, make the conditions on Manus Island so bad that people become so desperate that they want to return home" External link

rnzi Monday, November 18, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have real questions about whether that return truly is voluntary because of the conditions that they were subjected to in Bomana," "People who have seen the men who've been released have described how their faces are just like bone. They've lost a lot of weight and they seem physically and mentally damaged from their experience," External link

rnzi Monday, November 18, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Immigration Centre ) : “The men in Bomana Immigration Centre are being treated like criminals, but they’ve committed no crime,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s hard not to conclude that the cruel conditions at Bomana are a deliberate ploy to make people miserable so they accept to ‘voluntarily’ return to their home countries,” “If the PNG government is unable to deport these men, it should release them” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "This video shows a shocking case of abuse on the streets in Port Moresby," External link

rnzi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Instead of merely responding as each video of police brutality emerges, the Papua New Guinea government needs to put an end to police violence immediately," External link

rnzi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

smh Monday, November 11, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

watoday Monday, November 11, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

theage Monday, November 11, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, November 11, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Being affiliated with a political party the Communist Party of Vietnam disapproves of is not a crime," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 11, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government of Vietnam should adopt a pluralist political system to curb the monopoly of power instead of punishing those who explore some alternatives," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 11, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “This video shows a shocking case of abuse on the streets in Port Moresby,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Instead of merely responding as each video of police brutality emerges, the Papua New Guinea government needs to put an end to police violence immediately,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

watoday Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

smh Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

theage Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, November 8, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

watoday Friday, November 8, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

smh Friday, November 8, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

theage Friday, November 8, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Communist Party of Vietnam has kept a tight control on power for more than 40 years and will not tolerate any political opposition,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Being affiliated with a political party the Communist Party of Vietnam disapproves of is not a crime,” “The government of Vietnam should adopt a pluralist political system to curb the monopoly of power instead of punishing those who explore some alternatives” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen,” “Vietnam is a country that frequently uses criminal laws to punish peaceful critics in violation of international law. Diplomatic pressure is urgently needed to protect the welfare of an Australian retiree who has already spent almost a year in a Vietnamese prison” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. The Australian government should be doing what it can to protect its child citizens and bring them home, not abandon them to disease and death in a foreign desert” External link

reliefWeb Monday, September 30, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. The Australian government should be doing what it can to protect its child citizens and bring them home, not abandon them to disease and death in a foreign desert” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, September 30, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation," External link

rnzi Monday, September 9, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian police have a duty to avoid the use of force in response to Papuans who take their grievances to the streets,” “Any wrongful use of force needs to be investigated and those responsible held to account” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian police have a duty to avoid the use of force in response to Papuans who take their grievances to the streets,” “Any wrongful use of force needs to be investigated and those responsible held to account” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s close ties with Vietnam mean the Australian government has a responsibility to speak out publicly on Vietnam’s abysmal human rights record,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Van Nam ) : “Australia should be publicly calling for the immediate release of Chau Van Kham, an Australian citizen, and all other political prisoners who have been unjustly jailed in Vietnam,” “Australia should press Vietnam to change its rights-violating criminal procedure code so that all criminal detainees have prompt access to legal counsel as international law requires” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Vietnam’s increasingly aggressive approach to online censorship, including its enforcement of the cybersecurity law, an attempt to silence many online critical voices and unduly restrict freedom of expression in the country are worrisome,” “Australia should press Vietnam to amend this law and to end the government’s systemic repression of dissidents and peaceful activists” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 26, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

smh Monday, August 26, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

watoday Monday, August 26, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Medical facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have proven unable to cope with the complex medical needs of asylum seekers and refugees,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s offshore processing system has taken a huge toll on the health of many refugees and asylum seekers,” “Australia has an obligation to ensure they receive needed medical treatment” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Medical facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have proven unable to cope with the complex medical needs of asylum seekers and refugees,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 23, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s offshore processing system has taken a huge toll on the health of many refugees and asylum seekers,” “Australia has an obligation to ensure they receive needed medical treatment” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 23, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

watoday Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government rule is trying to regulate abusive practices that harm older people rather than prohibit them,” External link

yubanet Monday, August 19, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

smh Monday, August 19, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 19, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

theage Monday, August 19, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government rule is trying to regulate abusive practices that harm older people rather than prohibit them,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 19, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson wrote : "Family members are separated, including parents from young children. People are held for weeks or months at a time in closely guarded camps, forced to learn Mandarin, sing pro-Chinese Communist Party songs and pledge loyalty to the Chinese state," External link

economictimes Friday, August 16, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Authoritarian governments around the world use broadly-drafted national security laws to silence human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and critics of the government. Australia should not join them by having overly broad laws on the books that are open to misuse,” External link

laht Friday, August 9, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia needs stronger safeguards to protect disclosures made in the public interest,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Authoritarian governments around the world use broadly drafted national security laws to silence human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and critics of the government,” “Australia should not join them by having overly broad laws on the books that are open to misuse” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “President Jokowi has five more years to take measures to bring real rights improvements in the lives of all Indonesians,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government has an important role to play supporting UN resolutions and other human rights initiatives particularly on China, Myanmar, the Philippines, and other Asian countries,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think it's deeply troubling that remote weapons systems are being sold to the UAE when we know that the UAE has been a very prominent member of the coalition in Yemen," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have seen many ways in which Uyghur identity has been suppressed in recent years," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think it's deeply troubling that remote weapons systems are being sold to the UAE when we know that the UAE has been a very prominent member of the coalition in Yemen," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have seen many ways in which Uyghur identity has been suppressed in recent years," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think no Australian university wants to be collaborating with a Chinese company that is basically building these tools of repression in China," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think no Australian university wants to be collaborating with a Chinese company that is basically building these tools of repression in China," External link

abc-au Monday, July 15, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s hard to know how many cases are serious cases of people trying to end their lives or a cry for help, but in any case it’s a big escalation,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should treat its membership in the UN Human Rights Council as both an opportunity and responsibility to be a leader in defending human rights abroad and at home,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Imposing targeted sanctions against human rights abusers would be a powerful deterrent to countries in the region to consider repercussions from the Australian government,” “Systematic vetting would also help deter foreign security forces from committing human rights violations by imposing concrete consequences for those abuses” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s leadership on human rights will be strongest when the government is seen as walking the talk that it gives overseas, and that means also addressing the limitations of its own human rights record,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : "When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : "When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports," External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : “When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson asserts : "some China scholars in Australia censor and self-censor critical discussions" External link

theage Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian Government has been saying repeatedly: 'Trust us, we're abiding by the terms of the arms trade treaty, we're abiding by our human rights obligations'," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian Government has been saying repeatedly: 'Trust us, we're abiding by the terms of the arms trade treaty, we're abiding by our human rights obligations'," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Prime Minister Turnbull’s aim for closer economic ties with China should not deter him from raising critical human rights concerns,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Since Xi Jinping became president, the Chinese government has conducted an unrelenting assault on free expression, peaceful protest, and human rights defenders,” “Censorship and Internet restrictions threaten free speech but also stifle innovation and enterprise, which should be of great concern for a prime minister who has championed digital innovation” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Publicly promoting respect for human rights in China is in Australia’s national interest,” “China’s repression not only harms the targets of abuses but is a threat to its stability and economy” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

izf Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

la-croix Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

LePoint Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government should abolish the blasphemy law and other discriminatory regulations,” “As long as the blasphemy law exists, Islamists will use it to bring wrongful prosecutions and even more discriminatory regulations against religious minorities” External link

asiancorrespondent Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok will finally be out of prison and reunited with his family, but he should never have been imprisoned in the first place,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government should abolish the blasphemy law and other discriminatory regulations,” “As long as the blasphemy law exists, Islamists will use it to bring wrongful prosecutions and even more discriminatory regulations against religious minorities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “After more than five years, Australia’s offshore processing policy has proven to be nothing more than a cruel experiment in using suffering as a deterrent to seeking asylum,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s new encryption law, by weakening encryption for some, will weaken it for everyone,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “President Jokowi chose not to spend political capital by undoing discriminatory regulations or protecting minorities from abuse,” “It’s not only increasing the risks among marginalized groups but encouraging Islamist militants” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Some progress on land rights and disability rights is encouraging, but President Jokowi should redouble his efforts to protect the rights of all Indonesians at risk,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Let's hope that the change of heart that the Thai government has had in Rahaf's case equally applies in Hakeem's case," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

pattayamail Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

time Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

startribune Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

nypost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Foreign governments, including Australia, that are concerned about human rights should be doubling down and offering support," "The government has said that promoting women's rights is a priority as part of its foreign policy; well here's a concrete case where they can protect a young woman's life, and the government should be seizing that opportunity and making its views widely known" External link

upi Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

dcourier Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

miamiherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

hjnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wftv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

tri-cityherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

newson6 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

news9 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

japantoday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

thespec Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

thespec Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

time Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

khou Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wcnc Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wtsp Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

12news Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

12newsnow Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wftv Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s cooperation with often-abusive foreign armed forces means that human rights vetting is crucial for any training of foreign military officers and soldiers,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Targeted sanctions are an important first step, but we know it’s not just the five Myanmar officers sanctioned by Australia who are responsible for atrocities against the Rohingya,” “Human rights training can only be effective if combined with a will to hold forces accountable. Soldiers who commit murder and rape know it’s wrong, but also know they can get away with it” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “A Papua militant group’s attack on a worksite raises grave concerns that require a full investigation,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 10, 2018 7:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The situation in Nduga is muddled in large part because no journalists can independently go into the area to interview witnesses and verify what happened,” “Having independent monitors on the ground will help deter abuses by both the militants and security forces, which would benefit all Papuans” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 10, 2018 7:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It seems like anything these days that deals with refugees and asylum seekers offshore is being treated like a matter of national security and quite frankly that's not good enough," "The Australian public has the right to know when tens of millions of dollars of Australian taxpayer money is being used to prop up a Government that is engulfed in a human rights crisis for less than a dozen people so far" External link

radioaustralia Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:35:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "The Australian government has tried very hard to shape the narrative about what is happening on Manus and Nauru, and it's done so very effectively, because it's so hard for journalists to be able to go there and to tell the stories of what is happening," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson explains : "I think privileged access is given to certain media and certain outlets that portray Australian policies in a certain light, the reporting that they've done has been very superficial," "It's barely scratched the surface, it focused a lot on things like the physical facilities that the refugees and asylum seekers are living in, the physical standard of the accommodation, and saying that well, you know they're living in nice houses, this is all being paid for by the Australian government so therefore you it's a life all good on Nauru" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Saudi ) : "We do absolutely have concerns if that training is about making the Saudi navy more efficient in how it carries out its business, because its business at the moment is about repeatedly violating international law," External link

abc-au Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Saudi ) : "We do absolutely have concerns if that training is about making the Saudi navy more efficient in how it carries out its business, because its business at the moment is about repeatedly violating international law," External link

radioaustralia Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Given the limited space for Filipinos to speak out on these issues, it's even more important the foreign leaders speak up," External link

smh Monday, November 13, 2017 12:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Given the limited space for Filipinos to speak out on these issues, it's even more important the foreign leaders speak up," External link

smh Monday, November 13, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In the immediate term, there's an emergency for food, for water and medical assistance for the men who are in that centre, whether it's provided by the UN or the PNG government in the long run," "This is an Australian-made humanitarian catastrophe because Australia is walking away from its obligation. It's basically paying off the PNG government and trying to shirk off its international obligations onto a poor country" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Germany has a proud record of treating migrants humanely. President Steinmeier should ask Turnbull to bring the men on Manus Island to safety," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Germany has a proud record of treating migrants humanely. President Steinmeier should ask Turnbull to bring the men on Manus Island to safety," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “terrified about the possibility of [Papua New Guinea] security forces forcibly removing them from the main center,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Mobile phones are a lifeline for these men," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Refugees don’t want to move because they don't feel safe. They are terrified given an escalation in brutal attacks against refugees and asylum seekers in Lorengau town. Some have even occurred in daytime," "Police have failed to investigate these attacks" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : “Prime Minister Turnbull’s aim for closer economic ties with China should not deter him from raising critical human rights concerns,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Since Xi Jinping became president, the Chinese government has conducted an unrelenting assault on free expression, peaceful protest, and human rights defenders,” “Censorship and Internet restrictions threaten free speech but also stifle innovation and enterprise, which should be of great concern for a prime minister who has championed digital innovation” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Publicly promoting respect for human rights in China is in Australia’s national interest,” “China’s repression not only harms the targets of abuses but is a threat to its stability and economy” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In the past, when other organizations have raised these [types of] issues with Barrick the response has been quite hostile and dismissive," "We've encountered a more positive response; they've engaged with us on a number of the issues and promised to ensure that the recommendations are followed through to ensure that the security forces are held accountable, but I think they shouldn't have actually waited until Human Rights Watch came to them alleging these human rights abuses," External link

pidp Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Part of the reason these abuses happen is because there isn't adequate policing in the area," "What we do know is, in fact, that police can often be part of the problem" External link

pidp Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It would be unthinkable to send any Rohingya back to Myanmar – in the midst of the military’s ethnic cleansing campaign against them,” External link

scmp Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "You can have posters and ads peddling outright lies," External link

reuters Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:06:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Turnbull should urge Wickremesinghe to ensure that victims - who have given testimony to several official commissions, braved surveillance and threats, and waited for information about missing loved ones - get the answers they have long been seeking, and that it happens as soon as possible" External link

colombopage Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:41:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson explains : “The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered Bengalis or illegal immigrants despite having lived in Myanmar for generations,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “Unfortunately Suu Kyi is following her political not humanitarian instincts and since the Rohingya are deeply unpopular in Myanmar, she’s been unwilling to call out abuses and violence and discrimination they face,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Security forces have raped and sexually assaulted Rohingya women and girls in systematic and co-ordinated attacks, due in part to their religion and ethnicity," "There is no national security imperative or rationale that could justify the horrendous abuses that Human Rights Watch has documented" External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered 'Bengalis' or 'illegal immigrants' despite having lived in Myanmar for generations," External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Since October, more than 69,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, while another 23,000 have become internally displaced in Maungdaw district," External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Security forces have raped and sexually assaulted Rohingya women and girls in systematic and co-ordinated attacks, due in part to their religion and ethnicity,” “There is no national security imperative or rationale that could justify the horrendous abuses that Human Rights Watch has documented” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered ‘Bengalis’ or ‘illegal immigrants’ despite having lived in Myanmar for generations,” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Since October, more than 69,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, while another 23,000 have become internally displaced in Maungdaw district,” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

smh Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

smh Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think these abuses in PNG will really only end when the abusers - whether they're government officials, whether they're officials - when they're held responsible for their crimes," "So clearly an important aspect is making sure that the legal system is able to address these issues and that human rights abusers are held to account" External link

pidp Monday, January 23, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : “The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence,” “There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence” External link

manilatimes Friday, January 13, 2017 3:33:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson déclaré : "Les gens sont descendus dans la rue pour exprimer leurs préoccupations face à la corruption et la seule réponse du gouvernement a été d'ouvrir le feu" External link

lorientlejour Friday, January 13, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson déclaré : "Les gens sont descendus dans la rue pour exprimer leurs préoccupations face à la corruption et la seule réponse du gouvernement a été d'ouvrir le feu" External link

afp-fr Friday, January 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

digitaljournal Friday, January 13, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

afp-en Friday, January 13, 2017 1:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think these abuses in PNG will really only end when the abusers - whether they're government officials, whether they're officials - when they're held responsible for their crimes," "So clearly an important aspect is making sure that the legal system is able to address these issues and that human rights abusers are held to account" External link

rnzi Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Closing the centre on Manus once and for all, and promptly resettling the refugees to Australia or suitable third countries needs to be a top priority for Australia and Papua New Guinea," External link

9news Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Indefinite and arbitrary detention of prisoners who have already served their time undermines the rule of law, a crucial component of countering terrorism," "While Australia has a responsibility to protect its citizens from harm, this shouldn't come at the cost of undermining basic rights" External link

9news Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “No other democracies in Europe or North America do this,” External link

triblive Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “No other democracies in Europe or North America do this,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In 2016, Vietnamese authorities have sentenced yet more activists and bloggers to jail, broken up peaceful demonstration by force, and restricted religious freedom," External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "These people threw themselves into a life-risking situation because they were desperate," "The Vietnamese government should show leniency instead of punishing them, and Australia should press Vietnam to keep the promises it made to Australia not to punish the migrants" External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Vietnamese bloggers and activists face daily harassment, intimidation, violence, and imprisonment – even the simple act of meeting a diplomat entails some level of risk for activists in Vietnam," "Australia needs to unequivocally pressure Vietnam to stop abuse of rights" External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "This is not how anyone should treat a child ever," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson noted : "Staff who abused children in the CCTV footage should be immediately suspended pending a full and impartial investigation," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Vietnam has blatantly broken its promise to the Australian government not to prosecute boat returnees," External link

refworld Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Vietnamese government is prosecuting the four defendants for leaving Vietnam without the government's permission, violating their fundamental right under international law to leave their own country," External link

refworld Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should make sure that this human rights dialogue doesn’t become just an exercise in empty rhetoric,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:57:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Sombath Somphone ) : “Australia should make its dialogues with Lao worthwhile by issuing public statements of outcomes that set clear benchmarks for improvement,” “If Laos wants Australia’s continuing support on human rights, it needs to answer where Sombath Somphone is, commit to measurable changes, and show signs of genuine reform” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:57:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Women in Papua New Guinea face violence at every turn,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The rule of law and accountability faced serious setbacks in 2014 with the prime minister dismantling the drive against corruption,” “Extractive industries are an important engine of Papua New Guinea’s economic growth, but give rise to serious human rights problems and environmental harm” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Asylum seekers on Manus Island deserve better than to be locked up in squalor and at risk of violence,” “Both Papua New Guinea and Australia are clearly failing in their commitment to provide safe and humane conditions for asylum seekers” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Draconian counterterrorism laws undermining free speech are causing incalculable damage to Australia’s international standing as a rights-respecting country,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s new counterterrorism laws mean journalists, whistleblowers, and activists will risk prison for certain disclosures even if it’s in the public interest,” “The government rammed these measures through parliament despite their having lasting consequences on Australians’ civil liberties” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The government has muted its criticism of abusive governments in Sri Lanka and Cambodia in recent years in apparent hopes of winning their support for its discredited refugee policies,” “Australia’s aspirations for a more powerful role in world affairs will get nowhere until it acts on human rights concerns both at home and abroad” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT



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James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

theherald-au Monday, December 21, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, December 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

theage Monday, December 21, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

smh Monday, December 21, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

watoday Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

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Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

maitlandmercury Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "Australians have a right of return to their own country" External link

bordermail Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “Three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, First Nations people in Australia are still unacceptably being incarcerated and dying in prison,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “Thirty years since the Royal Commission, there is still a pressing need for adequate and culturally appropriate mental health support for prisoners,” “Instead of focusing on changing the physical infrastructure of prisons to make it harder for people to harm themselves, the Australian government should act to end preventable prison deaths by improving services and support” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Papua New Guinea has made big promises to the UN, but failed to meet them,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The Chinese government is showing its true colours by pressuring companies to be complicit in abuses rather than working to end violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “many regencies and provinces interpreted [the suggestion that a jilbab should be worn] as compulsory, so you had the situation where local education officers and public schools began to rewrite the school rules and to enforce the jilbab (hijab) as part of the school uniforms,” External link

asianews-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian regulations and policies have long forced discriminatory dress codes on women and girls in schools and government offices that violate their right to freedom from coercion to adopt a religious belief,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesia’s clothing regulations are part of a broader attack by conservative religious forces on gender equality and the ability of women and girls to exercise their rights to an education, a livelihood, and social benefits,” “The Jokowi administration should enforce the new decree banning mandatory wearing of the jilbab, and then go further by ending all regulations that discriminate on the basis of gender at school or the workplace” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “I mean you had the Dalai Lama event moved off Sydney University’s campus to be held somewhere else,” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “The Royal Commission into Aged Care’s final report makes clear that the current aged care system is failing older people in numerous ways,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Commission ) : “If implemented, the Royal Commission’s recommendations could catalyze a much-needed transformation of how Australians experience their later years,” “Older people should be able to receive support and services that respect their dignity, autonomy, and human rights whether at home or in an aged care facility” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “For instance, Australia should support the establishment of a new monitoring and reporting mechanism on China through the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “For instance, Australia should support the establishment of a new monitoring and reporting mechanism on China through the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 19, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Friday, February 19, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson declarou : "Cortar o acesso a informações vitais para um país inteiro na calada da noite é inconcebível" External link

correiobraziliense Friday, February 19, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson declarou : "Cortar o acesso a informações vitais para um país inteiro na calada da noite é inconcebível" External link

noticias-terra-br Friday, February 19, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s quite scary when you see it happen,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cutting off access to vital information to an entire country in the dead of the night is unconscionable," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cutting off access to vital information to an entire country in the dead of the night is unconscionable," External link

bbc Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “There are credible complaints of forced labor of Uyghur and other Muslim minorities from Xinjiang supported by accounts from former detainees, satellite imagery, and leaked Chinese government documents,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 8, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Modern ) : “Australia’s Modern Slavery Act falls short in protecting basic rights,” “The Morrison government needs to overhaul it and ensure that businesses operating in Australia are complying with human rights and environmental standards in their own operations and in their global value chains” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 8, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “Clearly Australia’s ongoing engagement with the Myanmar military has not brought genuine reforms – if anything, it’s probably just bolstered the legitimacy of the Tatmadaw,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 5, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “Clearly Australia’s ongoing engagement with the Myanmar military has not brought genuine reforms – if anything, it’s probably just bolstered the legitimacy of the Tatmadaw,” External link

guardian Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 22, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

watoday Friday, January 22, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

theage Friday, January 22, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

smh Friday, January 22, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

theherald-au Friday, January 22, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

theage Friday, January 22, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

smh Friday, January 22, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 22, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “UN member countries rightly criticized Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and questioned why incarceration rates of First Nations peoples remain so high,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s disappointing to see the Australian government doubling down on policies that have caused immense harm to asylum seekers and have been repeatedly condemned by UN officials and other governments,” “While Australia has abandoned its responsibilities towards these people, it’s good to see the rest of the world has not” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian federal government should show leadership by working with its states and territories to change their laws to raise the age of criminal responsibility and comply with international standards,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

bordermail Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : “In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons,” “Australian federal and state governments need to urgently prioritise reforming longstanding policies that discriminate against First Nations people” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Lives Matter ) : "In 2020 the global Black Lives Matter movement refocused attention in Australia on systemic racism and inequality against First Nations people, particularly high death rates in custody, and overrepresentation in prisons," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia has done very well in containing COVID-19, but some police practices during Victoria's Covid-19 lockdown threatened basic rights," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s Special Investigator’s Office should be protected against interference in its operations, including its budget and any improper influence, as with other criminal investigations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Prompt and adequate payments to the victims or their families is not only the decent thing to do, it’s required under international law,” “The continued unjust prosecution of the whistleblower David McBride is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “We are troubled by your comment that compensation for Afghans who were harmed by these incidents was not being considered by the government at this stage,” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Obviously war crimes are a very serious matter, but the Australian government has taken steps to make that public and hold perpetrators to account,” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 30, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Meanwhile you have the Chinese government engaged in widespread, systematic human rights violations that have been repeatedly raised by UN experts, from dismantling democracy in Hong Kong, to arbitrarily detaining one million of its citizens in Xinjiang. What steps is the Chinese government taking?” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 30, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Morrison government needs to ensure the Special Investigator's Office has the resources it needs to act quickly to ensure justice. As time drags on, the prospect of justice for Afghan victims becomes more and more remote," External link

globalsecurity Friday, November 20, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “As time drags on, the prospect of justice for Afghan victims becomes more and more remote,” External link

guardian Friday, November 20, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government was right to promptly release the Brereton report, and the shocking news that the special forces unlawfully killed 39 people will horrify both Australians and Afghans, ” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about The UK ) : “Canberra needs to learn lessons from the UK’s failed efforts to prosecute soldiers implicated in war crimes in Iraq and ensure that no government minister has the power to interfere, direct, or prevent investigations and prosecutions,” “The Office of the Special Prosecutor needs to be able to investigate and prosecute Australian military personnel regardless of rank” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns,” “His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

bordermail Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "David McBride is a brave whistleblower who drew attention to hideous abuses after his superiors failed to respond to his concerns," "His whistleblowing has been vindicated by this report and his continued prosecution is a chilling warning to others who may wish to come forward" External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Canberra needs to learn lessons from the U.K.’s failed efforts to prosecute soldiers implicated in war crimes in Iraq,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "One hopes that the move from that prison is good news but we don't know where she has been moved to and we don't know why," External link

abc-au Monday, October 26, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "One hopes that the move from that prison is good news but we don't know where she has been moved to and we don't know why," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Obviously one hopes the move might be good news for Kylie, but we don’t know yet,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Giving ‘authorized officers’ in Victoria the power to preemptively detain people amid repeated complaints of heavy-handed policing could do more harm than good,” “With Covid-19 numbers in the state falling, now is not the time for new emergency powers” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Rights should be upheld and reinforced during a pandemic, not abandoned,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Giving ‘authorized officers’ in Victoria the power to preemptively detain people amid repeated complaints of heavy-handed policing could do more harm than good,” “With Covid-19 numbers in the state falling, now is not the time for new emergency powers” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government hasn’t always followed through on its pledges to the UN Human Rights Council,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Western Australia’s prisons are damaging and at times deadly for people with mental health conditions, particularly Aboriginal people,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia's warehousing of at-risk prisoners with disabilities in solitary confinement causes severe psychological distress that pushes many over the edge,” “This dehumanizing practice has no place in Australian society” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

BangkokPost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s pretty obvious from China’s actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It's pretty obvious from China's actions more broadly that it really has no tolerance for dissent or opposing views these days," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Many of these deaths are clearly preventable," "People are taking steps to end their life in prison. That shouldn't be happening" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

smh Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "There is no foreign embassy to come to their rescue," External link

theage Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “This is also why Australia shouldn’t just wait till Australians find themselves running afoul of problematic laws. They should be expressing human rights concerns about these laws that have been used for years to wrongfully detain [anyone],” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

bbc Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Arresting people pre-emptively for the act of organising peaceful protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a democracy like Australia," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “People should be able to report human rights violations safely, and know there will be a transparent fair process to hold perpetrators to account. It doesn’t sound like that is happening at all,” External link

msn-uk Monday, August 31, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “People should be able to report human rights violations safely, and know there will be a transparent fair process to hold perpetrators to account. It doesn’t sound like that is happening at all,” External link

guardian Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I did not write the article … I have my views on recent developments in Hong Kong and what the international community should do," "Clearly that hit a nerve for some pro-Chinese Communist Party supporters who aggressively and collectively pressured the university to remove the story" External link

abc-au Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

smh Monday, August 3, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson saying : "now is a pivotal moment to bring attention to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Hong Kong" External link

watoday Monday, August 3, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I did not write the article … I have my views on recent developments in Hong Kong and what the international community should do," "Clearly that hit a nerve for some pro-Chinese Communist Party supporters who aggressively and collectively pressured the university to remove the story" External link

abc-au Monday, August 3, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Safeguarding the human rights of Hong Kong people is not something that should be controversial,” “Human Rights Watch has documented threats to academic freedom resulting from Chinese government pressure, and we’ve previously called on universities to ensure robust protection of academic freedom to deal with those threats – something Australian universities cannot afford to ignore” External link

guardian Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “By joining other countries with similar laws, Australia will be sending a strong message to abusive leaders everywhere that there are far-reaching consequences for their actions,” External link

yahoo-au Monday, July 13, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?” External link

aap-au Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?" External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Students may think twice before organising protests or speaking out on social media. Does UQ really want to achieve global recognition for suspending a student activist?" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We very rarely see Australia's voice on issues in China, and I think that needs to change," External link

abc-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, March 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Justice and accountability for alleged war crimes by Australian special forces members in Afghanistan is long overdue,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 23, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Investigations into alleged war crimes should focus on the people responsible, not those who exposed the atrocities,” “Australia’s reputation as a rights-respecting nation both during peacetime and at war will hinge on how the government addresses the most egregious cases of alleged abuse” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, March 23, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If someone committed a crime like that on video on the street in Sydney, you wouldn't expect that person still to be walking around years later," External link

abc-au Friday, March 20, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If someone committed a crime like that on video on the street in Sydney, you wouldn't expect that person still to be walking around years later," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 21, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 21, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “If the UN isn’t accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn’t be training them to be peacekeepers,” “Instead of cozying up to Myanmar’s leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar’s military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Australia should be sanctioning Min Aung Hlaing, not taking photos and exchanging gifts with someone who should be investigated for mass atrocities," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "If the UN isn't accepting Myanmar soldiers as peacekeepers due to human rights concerns, Australia shouldn't be training them to be peacekeepers," "Instead of cozying up to Myanmar's leaders, Australia should be suspending assistance to Myanmar's military until there is genuine progress on rights protection and accountability" External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Targeted sanctions are a useful foreign policy tool to press for accountability for serious abuses and to raise the cost of human rights violations,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Telling rights violators in other countries that they can’t travel to Australia or put their money in Australian banks can have a real impact,” “By joining other countries with similar laws, Australia will be sending a strong message to abusive leaders everywhere that there are far-reaching consequences for their actions” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, February 17, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Jokowi himself has pledged to improve respect and tolerance for minorities," External link

abc-au Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

smh Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

watoday Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

theage Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Repealing the medevac law was a cruel political manoeuvre that makes it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers with serious illnesses – victims of offshore processing operations – to get the care they need," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Payne has rightly condemned the detention conditions of the Australian writer Yang Hengjun and urged his release, so it is puzzling that there has been no similar statement raising concerns about Chau Van Kham’s treatment even though he has been detained since January,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The short duration of the trial, the nature of the prosecution’s evidence, the lack of access to legal representation – there are myriad due process concerns that the Australian government should be raising with Vietnamese authorities,” “Chau Van Kham is 70 years old and has prostate issues. The notorious conditions inside Vietnam’s prisons make it critical for him to be released sooner rather than later” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Papua may be a sensitive topic in Indonesia, but that’s no excuse for rounding people up and sending them to prison for peaceful acts of expression,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government made significant progress in recent years by releasing nearly all political prisoners, yet recent arrests are threatening those fragile gains,” “As the December 1 anniversary approaches, Indonesian authorities should stop arresting and detaining people simply for waving flags or peacefully urging independence” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The whole idea of not 'interfering in the legal affairs of another country' is fine if the country respects rule of law and due process. But what if, like Vietnam, they don't?" "Then it basically leaves Australian citizens hostage to governments with biased, opaque courts lacking fairness and due process" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Cruel conditions are in place to coerce men to agree to assisted voluntary return," "This fits a pattern that the Australian government and PNG government have persisted with over the years, make the conditions on Manus Island so bad that people become so desperate that they want to return home" External link

rnzi Monday, November 18, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have real questions about whether that return truly is voluntary because of the conditions that they were subjected to in Bomana," "People who have seen the men who've been released have described how their faces are just like bone. They've lost a lot of weight and they seem physically and mentally damaged from their experience," External link

rnzi Monday, November 18, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Immigration Centre ) : “The men in Bomana Immigration Centre are being treated like criminals, but they’ve committed no crime,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s hard not to conclude that the cruel conditions at Bomana are a deliberate ploy to make people miserable so they accept to ‘voluntarily’ return to their home countries,” “If the PNG government is unable to deport these men, it should release them” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:04:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "This video shows a shocking case of abuse on the streets in Port Moresby," External link

rnzi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Instead of merely responding as each video of police brutality emerges, the Papua New Guinea government needs to put an end to police violence immediately," External link

rnzi Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

smh Monday, November 11, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

watoday Monday, November 11, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

theage Monday, November 11, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Viet Tan ) : "Twelve years is a shocking sentence for anyone, but especially for a 70-year-old man with health problems who according to the court indictment is not accused of violent activity but just [of] being a member of Viet Tan and peacefully opposing the government," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, November 11, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Being affiliated with a political party the Communist Party of Vietnam disapproves of is not a crime," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 11, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government of Vietnam should adopt a pluralist political system to curb the monopoly of power instead of punishing those who explore some alternatives," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 11, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “This video shows a shocking case of abuse on the streets in Port Moresby,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Instead of merely responding as each video of police brutality emerges, the Papua New Guinea government needs to put an end to police violence immediately,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

watoday Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

smh Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen," External link

theage Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, November 8, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

watoday Friday, November 8, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

smh Friday, November 8, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson points out : "given what has transpired over the last few days it's really important that Australia speaks out. The spirit of ASEAN does not mean conspiring to forcibly return political opponents to an oppressive regime" External link

theage Friday, November 8, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Communist Party of Vietnam has kept a tight control on power for more than 40 years and will not tolerate any political opposition,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Being affiliated with a political party the Communist Party of Vietnam disapproves of is not a crime,” “The government of Vietnam should adopt a pluralist political system to curb the monopoly of power instead of punishing those who explore some alternatives” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government should openly speak up and defend its citizen,” “Vietnam is a country that frequently uses criminal laws to punish peaceful critics in violation of international law. Diplomatic pressure is urgently needed to protect the welfare of an Australian retiree who has already spent almost a year in a Vietnamese prison” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, November 8, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. The Australian government should be doing what it can to protect its child citizens and bring them home, not abandon them to disease and death in a foreign desert” External link

reliefWeb Monday, September 30, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. The Australian government should be doing what it can to protect its child citizens and bring them home, not abandon them to disease and death in a foreign desert” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, September 30, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation," External link

rnzi Monday, September 9, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian police have a duty to avoid the use of force in response to Papuans who take their grievances to the streets,” “Any wrongful use of force needs to be investigated and those responsible held to account” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Indonesian police have a duty to avoid the use of force in response to Papuans who take their grievances to the streets,” “Any wrongful use of force needs to be investigated and those responsible held to account” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Governments concerned about the unrest and violence in Papua should press the Indonesian government to take prompt action to end the bloodshed, protect the rights of all, and allow full and open reporting of the situation,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, September 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Opposition and other critics of the ruling party face arbitrary arrests, disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s close ties with Vietnam mean the Australian government has a responsibility to speak out publicly on Vietnam’s abysmal human rights record,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Van Nam ) : “Australia should be publicly calling for the immediate release of Chau Van Kham, an Australian citizen, and all other political prisoners who have been unjustly jailed in Vietnam,” “Australia should press Vietnam to change its rights-violating criminal procedure code so that all criminal detainees have prompt access to legal counsel as international law requires” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Vietnam’s increasingly aggressive approach to online censorship, including its enforcement of the cybersecurity law, an attempt to silence many online critical voices and unduly restrict freedom of expression in the country are worrisome,” “Australia should press Vietnam to amend this law and to end the government’s systemic repression of dissidents and peaceful activists” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 26, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

smh Monday, August 26, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

watoday Monday, August 26, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "With the Confucius Institutes, we have heard about the way they take political loyalty into consideration in their hiring practices," "They are fundamentally incompatible with a robust commitment to academic freedom" External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Medical facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have proven unable to cope with the complex medical needs of asylum seekers and refugees,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s offshore processing system has taken a huge toll on the health of many refugees and asylum seekers,” “Australia has an obligation to ensure they receive needed medical treatment” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Medical facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru have proven unable to cope with the complex medical needs of asylum seekers and refugees,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 23, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s offshore processing system has taken a huge toll on the health of many refugees and asylum seekers,” “Australia has an obligation to ensure they receive needed medical treatment” External link

HumanRightsWatch Friday, August 23, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

watoday Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government rule is trying to regulate abusive practices that harm older people rather than prohibit them,” External link

yubanet Monday, August 19, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

smh Monday, August 19, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 19, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "we see this more pernicious way for Islamists to mobilise non-violently through the use of sharia law," External link

theage Monday, August 19, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Australian government rule is trying to regulate abusive practices that harm older people rather than prohibit them,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, August 19, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson wrote : "Family members are separated, including parents from young children. People are held for weeks or months at a time in closely guarded camps, forced to learn Mandarin, sing pro-Chinese Communist Party songs and pledge loyalty to the Chinese state," External link

economictimes Friday, August 16, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Authoritarian governments around the world use broadly-drafted national security laws to silence human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and critics of the government. Australia should not join them by having overly broad laws on the books that are open to misuse,” External link

laht Friday, August 9, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia needs stronger safeguards to protect disclosures made in the public interest,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Authoritarian governments around the world use broadly drafted national security laws to silence human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and critics of the government,” “Australia should not join them by having overly broad laws on the books that are open to misuse” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “President Jokowi has five more years to take measures to bring real rights improvements in the lives of all Indonesians,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government has an important role to play supporting UN resolutions and other human rights initiatives particularly on China, Myanmar, the Philippines, and other Asian countries,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think it's deeply troubling that remote weapons systems are being sold to the UAE when we know that the UAE has been a very prominent member of the coalition in Yemen," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have seen many ways in which Uyghur identity has been suppressed in recent years," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think it's deeply troubling that remote weapons systems are being sold to the UAE when we know that the UAE has been a very prominent member of the coalition in Yemen," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "We have seen many ways in which Uyghur identity has been suppressed in recent years," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think no Australian university wants to be collaborating with a Chinese company that is basically building these tools of repression in China," External link

abc-au Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think no Australian university wants to be collaborating with a Chinese company that is basically building these tools of repression in China," External link

abc-au Monday, July 15, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It’s hard to know how many cases are serious cases of people trying to end their lives or a cry for help, but in any case it’s a big escalation,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should treat its membership in the UN Human Rights Council as both an opportunity and responsibility to be a leader in defending human rights abroad and at home,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Imposing targeted sanctions against human rights abusers would be a powerful deterrent to countries in the region to consider repercussions from the Australian government,” “Systematic vetting would also help deter foreign security forces from committing human rights violations by imposing concrete consequences for those abuses” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s leadership on human rights will be strongest when the government is seen as walking the talk that it gives overseas, and that means also addressing the limitations of its own human rights record,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : "When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports," External link

kualalumpurtimes Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : "When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports," External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Andreas Harsono ) : “When Andreas Harsono returned from his Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000, he introduced long-form reporting in Indonesia, writing and editing literary news reports,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson asserts : "some China scholars in Australia censor and self-censor critical discussions" External link

theage Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian Government has been saying repeatedly: 'Trust us, we're abiding by the terms of the arms trade treaty, we're abiding by our human rights obligations'," External link

abc-au Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Australian Government has been saying repeatedly: 'Trust us, we're abiding by the terms of the arms trade treaty, we're abiding by our human rights obligations'," External link

abc-au Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Prime Minister Turnbull’s aim for closer economic ties with China should not deter him from raising critical human rights concerns,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Since Xi Jinping became president, the Chinese government has conducted an unrelenting assault on free expression, peaceful protest, and human rights defenders,” “Censorship and Internet restrictions threaten free speech but also stifle innovation and enterprise, which should be of great concern for a prime minister who has championed digital innovation” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Publicly promoting respect for human rights in China is in Australia’s national interest,” “China’s repression not only harms the targets of abuses but is a threat to its stability and economy” External link

HumanRightsWatch Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

izf Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

la-croix Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok’s unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

tv5 Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson souligné : "La condamnation inique d'Ahok rappelle que les minorités en Indonésie sont en danger tant que cette législation abusive sur le blasphème restera en place" External link

LePoint Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Ahok's unjust conviction is a reminder that minorities in Indonesia are at risk so long as the abusive blasphemy law remains in place," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government should abolish the blasphemy law and other discriminatory regulations,” “As long as the blasphemy law exists, Islamists will use it to bring wrongful prosecutions and even more discriminatory regulations against religious minorities” External link

asiancorrespondent Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Ahok will finally be out of prison and reunited with his family, but he should never have been imprisoned in the first place,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Indonesian government should abolish the blasphemy law and other discriminatory regulations,” “As long as the blasphemy law exists, Islamists will use it to bring wrongful prosecutions and even more discriminatory regulations against religious minorities” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “After more than five years, Australia’s offshore processing policy has proven to be nothing more than a cruel experiment in using suffering as a deterrent to seeking asylum,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s new encryption law, by weakening encryption for some, will weaken it for everyone,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “President Jokowi chose not to spend political capital by undoing discriminatory regulations or protecting minorities from abuse,” “It’s not only increasing the risks among marginalized groups but encouraging Islamist militants” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Some progress on land rights and disability rights is encouraging, but President Jokowi should redouble his efforts to protect the rights of all Indonesians at risk,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson told : "We are certainly concerned about why the Thai government is prioritising the relationship with the kingdom of Bahrain over its relationship with Australia," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Let's hope that the change of heart that the Thai government has had in Rahaf's case equally applies in Hakeem's case," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

pattayamail Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

time Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

startribune Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

nypost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Foreign governments, including Australia, that are concerned about human rights should be doubling down and offering support," "The government has said that promoting women's rights is a priority as part of its foreign policy; well here's a concrete case where they can protect a young woman's life, and the government should be seizing that opportunity and making its views widely known" External link

upi Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

dcourier Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

miamiherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

hjnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wftv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

tri-cityherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

newson6 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

news9 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world’s attention to her plight,” “I think there are many cases like this that go unreported” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

kiro7 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The unique thing about this case is that she had access to social media, and was able to report on it and bring the world's attention to her plight," "I think there are many cases like this that go unreported" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

pattayamail Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

japantoday Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

thespec Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

thespec Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wrcbtv Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

time Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “come forward and offer protection for this young woman,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

khou Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wcnc Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wtsp Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

12news Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

12newsnow Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

wftv Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

nzherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "come forward and offer protection for this young woman," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s cooperation with often-abusive foreign armed forces means that human rights vetting is crucial for any training of foreign military officers and soldiers,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Targeted sanctions are an important first step, but we know it’s not just the five Myanmar officers sanctioned by Australia who are responsible for atrocities against the Rohingya,” “Human rights training can only be effective if combined with a will to hold forces accountable. Soldiers who commit murder and rape know it’s wrong, but also know they can get away with it” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:18:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “A Papua militant group’s attack on a worksite raises grave concerns that require a full investigation,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 10, 2018 7:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The situation in Nduga is muddled in large part because no journalists can independently go into the area to interview witnesses and verify what happened,” “Having independent monitors on the ground will help deter abuses by both the militants and security forces, which would benefit all Papuans” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, December 10, 2018 7:18:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "It seems like anything these days that deals with refugees and asylum seekers offshore is being treated like a matter of national security and quite frankly that's not good enough," "The Australian public has the right to know when tens of millions of dollars of Australian taxpayer money is being used to prop up a Government that is engulfed in a human rights crisis for less than a dozen people so far" External link

radioaustralia Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:35:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says : "The Australian government has tried very hard to shape the narrative about what is happening on Manus and Nauru, and it's done so very effectively, because it's so hard for journalists to be able to go there and to tell the stories of what is happening," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson explains : "I think privileged access is given to certain media and certain outlets that portray Australian policies in a certain light, the reporting that they've done has been very superficial," "It's barely scratched the surface, it focused a lot on things like the physical facilities that the refugees and asylum seekers are living in, the physical standard of the accommodation, and saying that well, you know they're living in nice houses, this is all being paid for by the Australian government so therefore you it's a life all good on Nauru" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Saudi ) : "We do absolutely have concerns if that training is about making the Saudi navy more efficient in how it carries out its business, because its business at the moment is about repeatedly violating international law," External link

abc-au Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Saudi ) : "We do absolutely have concerns if that training is about making the Saudi navy more efficient in how it carries out its business, because its business at the moment is about repeatedly violating international law," External link

radioaustralia Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Given the limited space for Filipinos to speak out on these issues, it's even more important the foreign leaders speak up," External link

smh Monday, November 13, 2017 12:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Given the limited space for Filipinos to speak out on these issues, it's even more important the foreign leaders speak up," External link

smh Monday, November 13, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In the immediate term, there's an emergency for food, for water and medical assistance for the men who are in that centre, whether it's provided by the UN or the PNG government in the long run," "This is an Australian-made humanitarian catastrophe because Australia is walking away from its obligation. It's basically paying off the PNG government and trying to shirk off its international obligations onto a poor country" External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:29:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Germany has a proud record of treating migrants humanely. President Steinmeier should ask Turnbull to bring the men on Manus Island to safety," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : "Germany has a proud record of treating migrants humanely. President Steinmeier should ask Turnbull to bring the men on Manus Island to safety," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “terrified about the possibility of [Papua New Guinea] security forces forcibly removing them from the main center,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Mobile phones are a lifeline for these men," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:12:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Refugees don’t want to move because they don't feel safe. They are terrified given an escalation in brutal attacks against refugees and asylum seekers in Lorengau town. Some have even occurred in daytime," "Police have failed to investigate these attacks" External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:58:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Malcolm Turnbull ) : “Prime Minister Turnbull’s aim for closer economic ties with China should not deter him from raising critical human rights concerns,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Since Xi Jinping became president, the Chinese government has conducted an unrelenting assault on free expression, peaceful protest, and human rights defenders,” “Censorship and Internet restrictions threaten free speech but also stifle innovation and enterprise, which should be of great concern for a prime minister who has championed digital innovation” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Publicly promoting respect for human rights in China is in Australia’s national interest,” “China’s repression not only harms the targets of abuses but is a threat to its stability and economy” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In the past, when other organizations have raised these [types of] issues with Barrick the response has been quite hostile and dismissive," "We've encountered a more positive response; they've engaged with us on a number of the issues and promised to ensure that the recommendations are followed through to ensure that the security forces are held accountable, but I think they shouldn't have actually waited until Human Rights Watch came to them alleging these human rights abuses," External link

pidp Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Part of the reason these abuses happen is because there isn't adequate policing in the area," "What we do know is, in fact, that police can often be part of the problem" External link

pidp Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:24:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “It would be unthinkable to send any Rohingya back to Myanmar – in the midst of the military’s ethnic cleansing campaign against them,” External link

scmp Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:51:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "You can have posters and ads peddling outright lies," External link

reuters Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:06:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Turnbull should urge Wickremesinghe to ensure that victims - who have given testimony to several official commissions, braved surveillance and threats, and waited for information about missing loved ones - get the answers they have long been seeking, and that it happens as soon as possible" External link

colombopage Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:41:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson explains : “The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered Bengalis or illegal immigrants despite having lived in Myanmar for generations,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson says ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “Unfortunately Suu Kyi is following her political not humanitarian instincts and since the Rohingya are deeply unpopular in Myanmar, she’s been unwilling to call out abuses and violence and discrimination they face,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:01:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Security forces have raped and sexually assaulted Rohingya women and girls in systematic and co-ordinated attacks, due in part to their religion and ethnicity," "There is no national security imperative or rationale that could justify the horrendous abuses that Human Rights Watch has documented" External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered 'Bengalis' or 'illegal immigrants' despite having lived in Myanmar for generations," External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Since October, more than 69,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, while another 23,000 have become internally displaced in Maungdaw district," External link

nzherald Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:56:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Security forces have raped and sexually assaulted Rohingya women and girls in systematic and co-ordinated attacks, due in part to their religion and ethnicity,” “There is no national security imperative or rationale that could justify the horrendous abuses that Human Rights Watch has documented” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The Rohingya are even more marginalised than other Muslims due to their ethnicity, since they are not recognised as citizens of Myanmar under the citizenship law, and they are considered ‘Bengalis’ or ‘illegal immigrants’ despite having lived in Myanmar for generations,” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Since October, more than 69,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, while another 23,000 have become internally displaced in Maungdaw district,” External link

news_com_au Friday, February 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

smh Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 10:02:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Though the cynic in me says they will hide behind the argument that people are no longer 'detained' on Manus and Nauru due to slightly freer conditions of movement and also continue to hide behind sovereignty of Papua New Guinea and Nauru," External link

smh Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think these abuses in PNG will really only end when the abusers - whether they're government officials, whether they're officials - when they're held responsible for their crimes," "So clearly an important aspect is making sure that the legal system is able to address these issues and that human rights abusers are held to account" External link

pidp Monday, January 23, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : “The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence,” “There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence” External link

manilatimes Friday, January 13, 2017 3:33:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson déclaré : "Les gens sont descendus dans la rue pour exprimer leurs préoccupations face à la corruption et la seule réponse du gouvernement a été d'ouvrir le feu" External link

lorientlejour Friday, January 13, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson déclaré : "Les gens sont descendus dans la rue pour exprimer leurs préoccupations face à la corruption et la seule réponse du gouvernement a été d'ouvrir le feu" External link

afp-fr Friday, January 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

digitaljournal Friday, January 13, 2017 4:00:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson added : "The government is failing miserably to protect women and girls from discrimination and family violence," "There is still a dire lack of services for people who have suffered family violence" External link

afp-en Friday, January 13, 2017 1:32:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "I think these abuses in PNG will really only end when the abusers - whether they're government officials, whether they're officials - when they're held responsible for their crimes," "So clearly an important aspect is making sure that the legal system is able to address these issues and that human rights abusers are held to account" External link

rnzi Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Closing the centre on Manus once and for all, and promptly resettling the refugees to Australia or suitable third countries needs to be a top priority for Australia and Papua New Guinea," External link

9news Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Indefinite and arbitrary detention of prisoners who have already served their time undermines the rule of law, a crucial component of countering terrorism," "While Australia has a responsibility to protect its citizens from harm, this shouldn't come at the cost of undermining basic rights" External link

9news Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:05:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “No other democracies in Europe or North America do this,” External link

triblive Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “No other democracies in Europe or North America do this,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "In 2016, Vietnamese authorities have sentenced yet more activists and bloggers to jail, broken up peaceful demonstration by force, and restricted religious freedom," External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "These people threw themselves into a life-risking situation because they were desperate," "The Vietnamese government should show leniency instead of punishing them, and Australia should press Vietnam to keep the promises it made to Australia not to punish the migrants" External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Vietnamese bloggers and activists face daily harassment, intimidation, violence, and imprisonment – even the simple act of meeting a diplomat entails some level of risk for activists in Vietnam," "Australia needs to unequivocally pressure Vietnam to stop abuse of rights" External link

refworld Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "This is not how anyone should treat a child ever," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson noted : "Staff who abused children in the CCTV footage should be immediately suspended pending a full and impartial investigation," External link

ibtimes-uk Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:52:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "Vietnam has blatantly broken its promise to the Australian government not to prosecute boat returnees," External link

refworld Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : "The Vietnamese government is prosecuting the four defendants for leaving Vietnam without the government's permission, violating their fundamental right under international law to leave their own country," External link

refworld Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia should make sure that this human rights dialogue doesn’t become just an exercise in empty rhetoric,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:57:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said ( about Sombath Somphone ) : “Australia should make its dialogues with Lao worthwhile by issuing public statements of outcomes that set clear benchmarks for improvement,” “If Laos wants Australia’s continuing support on human rights, it needs to answer where Sombath Somphone is, commit to measurable changes, and show signs of genuine reform” External link

HumanRightsWatch Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:57:00 AM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Women in Papua New Guinea face violence at every turn,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The rule of law and accountability faced serious setbacks in 2014 with the prime minister dismantling the drive against corruption,” “Extractive industries are an important engine of Papua New Guinea’s economic growth, but give rise to serious human rights problems and environmental harm” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Asylum seekers on Manus Island deserve better than to be locked up in squalor and at risk of violence,” “Both Papua New Guinea and Australia are clearly failing in their commitment to provide safe and humane conditions for asylum seekers” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:56:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Draconian counterterrorism laws undermining free speech are causing incalculable damage to Australia’s international standing as a rights-respecting country,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “Australia’s new counterterrorism laws mean journalists, whistleblowers, and activists will risk prison for certain disclosures even if it’s in the public interest,” “The government rammed these measures through parliament despite their having lasting consequences on Australians’ civil liberties” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT

Elaine Pearson said : “The government has muted its criticism of abusive governments in Sri Lanka and Cambodia in recent years in apparent hopes of winning their support for its discredited refugee policies,” “Australia’s aspirations for a more powerful role in world affairs will get nowhere until it acts on human rights concerns both at home and abroad” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:42:00 PM EAT



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James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

theherald-au Monday, December 21, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, December 21, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

theage Monday, December 21, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

smh Monday, December 21, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

James Patterson said ( about Elaine Pearson ) : "The Drew Pavlou affair at the University of Queensland, the Elaine Pearson incident at UNSW, inadequate agreements with Confucius Institutes at many universities, questionable deals with foreign state-owned enterprises and revelations researchers were participating in the Thousand Talents programs without full knowledge of their employers all indicate a serious, sector wide problem warranting further investigation," External link

watoday Monday, December 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT