April 17, 2021

International Criminal Court told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity

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By Ben Dohert  From The Guardian UK Submission argues ICC should investigate possible crimes ‘committed by individuals and corporate actors’ Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity, a petition before the International Criminal Court from a coalition of legal experts has alleged. On Monday morning, GMT, a 108-page legal submission from […]

Amnesty says Australia’s treatment of refugees amounts to ‘systematic’ torture

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By Ariel Bogle From Mashable A major report by Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers as a “deliberate and systematic regime” of neglect and cruelty, amounting to torture. Released Monday, the “Island of Despair” is based on research and interviews with asylum seekers placed by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru. […]