Title The Legality of Manus Island detention under Australian law – The High Court decides in Plaintiff S195 Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Rights in Exile, International Refugee Rights Newsletter Media type Web Date 1/10/17 URL rightsinexile.tumblr.com/post/165949637452/the-legality-of-manus-island-detention-under Persons Maria Josephine O'Sullivan
Title The Legality of Manus Island detention under Australian law – The High Court decides in Plaintiff S195, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Blog, 17 August 2017 Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Blog Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 900 words Country/Territory Australia Date 17/08/17 Description The involvement of Australia in the detention of refugees in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG) raises complex constitutional and international law issues.
One of these issues was answered in 2017 when the High Court of Australia unanimously rejected a challenge to the legality of Australia’s arrangements with Papua New Guinea. The case – Plaintiff S195 – centred on whether the action of Australian governmental officers was invalid under Australian law because of what was decided by the landmark PNG Supreme Court decision last year (in Namah v Pato). The plaintiff’s case before the High Court therefore raised a novel argument as it sought to link the validity of action taken under Australian law with the validity of those actions in another country (PNG).
URL https://castancentre.com/2017/08/17/the-legality-of-manus-island-detention-under-australian-law-the-high-court-decides-in-plaintiff-s195/ Persons Maria O'Sullivan