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Australia’s Offshore Asylum Camps Challenged in Court

Australia’s High Court is considering a challenge to the legality of the country’s offshore processing system for asylum seekers.  Under hardline policies, Australia transfers unauthorized migrants who arrive by boat to camps in the South Pacific on the tiny island republic of Nauru and in Papua New Guinea. The High Court challenge has been brought on behalf of a woman from Bangladesh who was flown from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment and has insisted it is too dangerous for...

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