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Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW and the Secretary General of Amnesty International. Mr Shetty believes that the over-representation of Indigenous people in Australian prisons is a human rights issue. “As we saw at the UN Universal Periodic Review of Australia, the international community condemned the shameful over-representation of Indigenous people in Australia’s criminal justice system,” said Mr Shetty. “What’s happening in Bourke is innovative on a world-scale. Indigenous people there have taken the concept of justice reinvestment and adapted it for their community. A justice reinvestment framework that supports community-driven solutions over the long term will reduce incarceration rates and build stronger, safer communities. This is essential for protecting the human rights of Indigenous people in Australia.”

Salil Shetty is the Secretary General of Amnesty International.
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