Migration legislation does not require judicial authorisation for a person to be deprived of their freedom.
In a free society, it ought never to be lawful for a government to detain people by executive order alone.
Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2016.
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Julian Assange sought asylum and has remained in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012.
A UN panel has called on the UK and Swedish governments to ensure Julian Assange’s human rights are respected and to compensate him for his time in 'arbitrary' detention.
Assange holds forth at the Ecuadorean embassy.
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Health professionals may be sentenced to two years in jail for the unauthorised disclosure of information about conditions in detention centres.
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.
The Northern Territory’s ‘paperless arrest’ powers are at odds with recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Northern Territory police powers to make 'paperless arrests' are completely contrary to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and now the inevitable has happened.
Tent accommodation at Australia’s detention centre in Nauru.
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