Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court Rules the Detention of Asylum Seekers on Manus Island to be Illegal

Papua New Guinea’s Court has ruled the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island to be illegal, and ordered the PNG and Australian Governments to take steps immediately to end their detention in PNG.

Franciscans International has been actively advocating  for Australia to close Manus Island’s migrant detention centre for the past two years, highlighting cases of human rights violations in the Centre, and inviting partners to repeatedly share their testimonies with the Human Rights Council. 

Read the ABC article here.

Image: Manus Island Detention Centre © Green MPs, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)