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Australia Breaches International Law in Sending Asylum Seekers to Nauru

On 17 February 2016, the International Commission of Jurists Australia condemned the return of 267 asylum seekers to Nauru.  Of the 267 being returned to Nauru, many are children, and a number are in Australia for treatment of.chronic and terminal illnesses.   These actions are a breach of international law.

The international law breached include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1976), and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

Asylum seekers now in Australia should remain.

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