Nauru

Amnesty accuses Australia of systemic cruelty over asylum seekers

The Australian government has adopted a "system of deliberate cruelty" that has turned the Nauru-based asylum seekers detention facilities into "an open-air prison," Amnesty International said in...

Danish MPs cancel visit to Nauru detention centre after visas denied

Danish lawmakers have been forced to cancel a planned visit to the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru after three of the group were denied visas to the Pacific Island nation, they said...

Rights groups slam Australian government over asylum-seeker abuse

Rights groups on Wednesday strongly criticized the Australian government's policy of operating offshore detention centres, after leaked internal reports from Nauru revealed widespread abuse,...

Australia denies deliberate abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru

The Australian government has rejected accusations levied by two rights groups that it overlooks the "systematic" abuse and neglect of asylum seekers it sent to the island of Nauru in order to...

Migrants' fate uncertain as Papua New Guinea plans to close camp

Papua New Guinea said Wednesday it will close down the Australia-run migrant centre on Manus Island after the Supreme Court found it to be unconstitutional.

UN warns Australia against returning asylum seekers to island centre

Australia should not send back asylum seekers to an offshore detention centre on the island of Nauru, despite a High Court ruling that gave the government the go-ahead, the UN human rights office...

Australia's offshore detention policy legal, court decides

The Australian High Court Wednesday rejected a legal challenge to the country's offshore immigration detention policy, potentially giving the government the go-ahead to send scores of asylum-...