The End of Offshore Detention? The Implications of The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court Decision, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Blog, 27 April 2016

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On 26 April 2016, the highest court in Papua New Guinea, in a unanimous decision, found that detention of refugees and asylum seekers in its Australian-funded ‘processing’ centres is unconstitutional. Although the Supreme Court decision is not directly enforceable under Australian law, it will have significant legal and political implications for the continuing operation of Australia’s offshore processing centres. This piece discusses those implications.

Period27 Apr 2016

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  • TitleThe End of Offshore Detention? The Implications of The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court Decision, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Blog, 27 April 2016
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCastan Centre for Human Rights Law Blog
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size900 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date27/04/16
    DescriptionOn 26 April 2016, the highest court in Papua New Guinea, in a unanimous decision, found that detention of refugees and asylum seekers in its Australian-funded ‘processing’ centres is unconstitutional. Although the Supreme Court decision is not directly enforceable under Australian law, it will have significant legal and political implications for the continuing operation of Australia’s offshore processing centres. This piece discusses those implications.
    Producer/AuthorMaria O'Sullivan
    URLhttps://castancentre.com/2016/04/27/the-end-of-offshore-detention/
    PersonsMaria O'Sullivan

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  • asylum-seeker
  • refugee
  • manus
  • offshore processing