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Australia High Court: Offshore Migrant Camps Are Legal

The High Court in Australia on Wednesday rejected a challenge to the country’s offshore detention policy brought by a Bangladeshi detainee, a setback for opponents of the controversial program. Asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are detained on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Lawyers argued it was illegal for the Australian government to fund and run the offshore camps. Acting for a Bangladeshi woman brought to Australia for...

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