UK law says that detention should only be used when deportation is imminent.
The re-introduction of an immigration detention bill could bring Australia into compliance with international human rights law.
The perpetrator of Friday’s terror attack in Auckland spent time in prison for sharing objectionable ISIS material, but under New Zealand’s criminal law he couldn’t be detained for planning an attack.
Three-year-old Tharunicaa Murugappan’s hospitalisation has once again raised the plight of her family, who have been detained since 2018.
Deportations of non-citizens living in Australia not only tear families apart, they ignore the fact a person has already paid for their crime.
Denying protection to asylum seekers is neither sustainable nor defensible as long-term policy. Here are ways to make the screening process at airports more just when the borders do reopen.
The government claims the bill is needed to make detention centres safer. But it would strip away a vital lifeline for people already 200 times more likely to self-harm than the Australian community.
Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been detained in Iran since 2018. Her transfer to a notoriously brutal prison this week has pushed a fellow researcher to speak out.
The use of hotels as alternative sites for detention is a worrying trend, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iran is being accused of ‘hostage diplomacy’ by resorting to incarcerating foreign nationals at a time when sanctions are crippling its economy.
There are growing calls for the Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun to be freed after six months of detention and interrogation in China.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
Changes to Australian immigration law have resulted in a sharp increase in deportations, particularly among New Zealanders of Maori and Pacific Island descent.
Trump’s defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
Montreal resident Lucy Francineth Granados was deported to Guatemala last week. Media representations play an important role in these situations and exert much power over how we imagine our nation.
In a free society, it ought never to be lawful for a government to detain people by executive order alone.
How is the electorate reacting to Trump’s call for surveillance of American mosques? A survey taken after the 9/11 attacks suggests some answers.
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.
Can the contentious UN verdict pull Julian Assange out of the world’s strangest diplomatic quagmire?
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.