The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
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.
An immigration detention centre on the island of Lesvos, Greece.
Rights and living conditions vary depending where immigrants are detained.
Protests after death of a 36-year-old woman in custody at immigration detention facility in Arizona.
AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
Australia has a higher proportion of inmates in privately operated prisons than any other country.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
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.
Harmondsworth immigration detention centre has seen hunger strikes in recent weeks.
Hunger strikes have swept immigration centres in recent weeks. Is this problem being taken as seriously as it could be?
Hamid Kehazaei’s death shows asylum seekers Australia detains are excluded from the ethical principles on which medicine and our health system are based.
Refugee Action Coalition
The news that Hamid Kehazaei, a 24-year-old Iranian asylum seeker detained on Manus Island, has been diagnosed as brain dead following his transfer to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane is a tragedy. That…