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Australia Breaches International Law in sending Asylum Seekers to Nauru

The International Commission of Jurists Australia has issued a Press Release in relation to the decision by the Australian Government to send Asylum Seekers back to Nauru.  “Australia is in breach of International Law in its treatment of asylum seekers in Australia by holding them in detention in Nauru and in failing to properly care for the medical needs of those asylum seekers,” said John Dowd President of International Commission of Jurists Australia.  “Australia now suffers from a significant level of international opprobrium for the way in which it fails to carry out International Treaty obligations” said Mr Dowd.  “Some of the 267 asylum seekers waiting to be flown back to Nauru are suffering from cancer and terminal illnesses, and the first returns could potentially be made ‘within days’,” Immigration Department chief Michael Pezzullo says.     TO READ the Press Release CLICK HERE.