Aussie child refugee detentions illegal – Child & Family

Aussie child refugee detentions illegal – Child & Family – Brief Article

CANBERRA — The detention of hundreds of child asylum seekers by the Australian. government was set back by a Family Court ruling which declared the detentions illegal. The Family Court based its decision the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to protect minors

Civil rights and child welfare groups have called for the immediate release of children in the detention centres. The government intends to appeal the Family Court’s ruling.

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