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Is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity?

Monday, 27 October 2014

Dr Amy Maguire examines if the International Criminal Court could prosecute Australia for crimes against humanity?

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie has written to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), requesting the body investigate and prosecute the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and his 19 cabinet ministers over the treatment of asylum seekers.

In the letter, sent last week, Wilkie alleges that the Australian government is inflicting crimes against humanity upon asylum seekers and refugees in violation of the ICC's Rome Statute.

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