Category: Legality of Off-Shore Detention

Burnside pursuing ICC options

One of the nation’s senior barristers, Julian Burnside, has started a campaign to convince the International Criminal Court to investigate Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former immigration minister Scott Morrison for crimes against humanity committed on refugees in offshore detention…

How much power is too much when dealing with asylum seekers

Gabrielle Appleby and Claire Higgins, The Age  Extract: The proposed Good Order Bill gives broad discretionary powers to private contractors working in Australian immigration detention centres for the use of force against detainees to protect the life, health or safety…

Federal Government scrambles to close loophole making offshore immigration detention

  By Dan Conifer and Matthew Doran ABC News The Federal Government has introduced emergency legislation to Parliament to safeguard its offshore detention network. Late last night the Government called upon the Opposition to support emergency legislation to close a loophole…