Manus Island asylum seekers denied rights - judge | Pacific Beat

Manus Island asylum seekers denied rights - judge

Manus Island asylum seekers denied rights - judge

Updated 15 February 2013, 10:07 AEST

A court in Papua New Guinea says the failure to allow asylum seekers on Manus Island to seek legal advice is a serious breach of human rights.

The court's ordered that lawyers working for the Opposition Leader be granted access to the Island's processing centre to meet the detainees.

Australia's Immigration Department funds the centre and oversees its operation but says providing legal advice is not its responsibility.

Presenter: Liam Fox

Speakers: Loani Henao, lawyer; Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resiource Centre, Melbourne

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