Australia subjected refugees to crimes against humanity, class actions allege

Cases filed in high court represent more than 1,000 people still in offshore detention

The Australian government subjected asylum seekers and refugees to torture, crimes against humanity and the intentional infliction of harm in operating its offshore processing system, two class actions launched on Monday will allege.

The parallel cases, led by Julian Burnside QC and comprising human rights lawyers from the National Justice Project, have been filed in the high court of Australia, representing all the remaining refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, and on Nauru.

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Source: The Guardian
Australia subjected refugees to crimes against humanity, class actions allege