Australians: write to Norway

Ferrovial runs Australia’s abusive offshore immigration detention camps. US$283 million of Norwegian people’s money is invested in Ferrovial through Oljefondet, Norway's pension fund. Australians, sign the open letter asking Norwegians to write to Oljefondet and get their money out of Australia's detention camps.

 

Open letter from Australia to Norway

(Translated into Norwegian, below)

Dear Norway,

We need your help. Oljefondet – on behalf of the Norwegian people – is invested Australia’s system of offshore refugee detention camps and prolonged detention, which UNHCR has described as “immensely harmful”.

People are held indefinitely on Nauru and Manus Island, without access to adequate health care or recourse to Australia’s legal system, in a system Amnesty International says “amounts to torture under international law."

Oljefondet is invested in Spanish company Ferrovial, which now has responsibility for the biggest contract to run Australia’s offshore refugee detention camps; Ferrovial’s contracts have just been extended to October 2017.

This investment in Ferrovial clearly fails to meet the ethical standards set by Oljefondet’s own policy documents.

If you want Norway’s money out of offshore detention, please sign the petition asking Oljefondet to divest.

 

Åpent brev fra Australia til Norge

Kjære Norge

Vi trenger deres hjelp. Oljefondet - på vegne av det norske folk - har investeringer i Australias system med oppbevaring av flyktninger på stillehavsøyer. FNs høykommissær for flyktniger har beskrevet systemet som “særdeles skadelig”.

Mennesker holdes på øyene Nauru og Manus på ubestemt tid, uten tilstrekkelig tilgang til helsetjenester eller Australias rettssystem. I en ny rapport fra Amnesty International, påpeker de at “etter internasjonal rett, er dette tortur”.

Oljefondet har investeringer i det spanske selskapet Ferrovial, som nå har den største kontrakten for å drifte leirene; Ferrovials kontrakt ble akkurat utvidet til oktober 2017.

Investeringen i Ferrovial bryter helt klart med Oljefondets egne etiske standarder.

Hvis du vil ha Norge ut av Australias skadelige stillehavs-leire, skriv under på brevet som ber Oljefondet om å trekke sine investeringer 

 

2,756 SIGNATURES
3,000 signatures

Dear Norway,

We, the undersigned Australians, need your help. Oljefondet – on behalf of the Norwegian people – is invested in Australia’s system of offshore refugee detention camps and prolonged detention, in a system Amnesty International says “amounts to torture under international law".

If you want Norway’s money out of Australia's offshore detention camps, please add your name to the letter asking Oljefondet to divest.

Will you sign?

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