Australia’s global reputation at stake in High Court asylum case

22 July 2014

Dr Amy Maguire comments on Sri Lankan asylum seekers' case.

The Australian government gave an undertaking to the High Court on Wednesday that it would not surrender or deliver the asylum seekers detained on an Australian customs vessel on the high seas to Sri Lankan military custody without 72 hours written notice. However, the government also emphasised its commitment to secrecy in the pursuit of its military-led Operation Sovereign Borders.

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