Media Alert – Press Conference: High Court to hear test case from asylum seeker mother facing return to Nauru
6 October 2015
The full bench of the High Court will sit on Wednesday and Thursday to hear a challenge to the lawfulness of the Australian Government’s role in offshore detention.
The Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, will hold a doorstop press conference at 9:30am Wednesday 7 October in the High Court forecourt.
The case is being run on behalf of a woman from Bangladesh who was brought to Australia due to a serious deterioration in her health during the late stages of pregnancy and who is now facing imminent return to Nauru with her ten month old baby. This is the lead case linked to a series of challenges being run on behalf of more than 200 people in similar situations who have been brought to Australia from Nauru and Manus.
High Court set to hear challenge to offshore detention on Nauru – Nauru announces transition to ‘open centre’
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The full bench of the High Court will this week hear a challenge to the lawfulness of the Australian Government’s role in offshore detention on Nauru. The hearing will proceed despite an eleventh hour announcement that the facility on Nauru is set to become an ‘open centre’.
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