NGOs could join prosecution of Australian Govt re “Crimes Against Humanity” (bypassing the ICC)


eight_col_NAURU_KIDS Refugee children protesting on Nauru

The Australian Government has contravened numerous international laws, protocols and conventions regarding the hijacking, kidnapping and illegal and indefiinite detention of refugees (see Appendix). Recently the Papua New Guinea courts ruled that the detention of refugees on Manus Island on behalf of Australia was illegal and that the detention facility should be closed down. The Australian Government is currently contravening that ruling too by refusing to act on it. Meanwhile in Australia lawyers have begun proceedings against the Australian Government, alleging “Crimes Against Humanity”, again in relation to the detention of refugees on Manus Island. The same contraventions of international protocols and conventions apply to those refugees being detained on behalf of the Australian Government on Nauru. It is important that Australian citizens are aware of the laws by which their Government can be prosecuted (in addition to prosecution via the International Criminal Court)…

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