ABC News Fact Check: Who is Responsible for Asylum Seekers on Manus Island?

Is Australia responsible for asylum seekers detained on Manus Island? Questions about Australia’s legal responsibility to asylum seekers detained on Manus Island have arisen after one asylum seeker was killed and others were critically injured during a violent overnight confrontation in the detention centre on February 17. The centre, in Papua New Guinea, is home to over 1,300 asylum seekers who were intercepted by Australian authorities while trying to reach Australian shores by boat. In an interview with ABC radio on February 19, the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, was asked by host Fran Kelly whether the people in the detention centre were Australia’s responsibility.

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By | 2018-01-04T16:14:30+10:00 February 27th, 2014|Non-Government|