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Saturday 20 April, David Manne, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal: Supreme Court case on detainees, indefinite detention, Bollard Man, guard Muhammad Taha

April 21, 2024

Saturday 20 April, David Manne, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal: Supreme Court case on detainees, indefinite detention, Bollard Man, guard Muhammad Taha

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Saturday 20 April, David Manne, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal: Supreme Court case on detainees, indefinite detention, Bollard Man, guard Muhammad Taha

Macca and Paul talk to David Manne, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal: Supreme Court case on detainees, indefinite detention, Bollard Man, guard Muhammad Taha

The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that will decide whether the government’s indefinite detention of a bisexual Iranian man is lawful, in part because he is unwilling to voluntarily assist the government’s efforts to deport him.

While the case focuses on a narrow issue of Australian constitutional law, it also raises pressing concerns about the human consequences of a flawed and discriminatory ‘fast-track’ legal process for determining the status of asylum seekers arriving by boat.

β€œThe case is related to the widely criticized immigration reforms that the Albanian government is trying to get through parliament. The reforms are intended to punish people who do not actively cooperate in their own deportation, even in cases where people have good reasons not to cooperate or when certain countries, such as Iran, do not accept the forced return of their citizens.”

https://theconversation.com/the-high-court-is-hearing-another-high-stakes-immigration-case-can-people-be-forced-to-assist-in-their-own-deportation-228000