PNG Opposition to challenge legality of Manus detention centre | Pacific Beat

PNG Opposition to challenge legality of Manus detention centre

PNG Opposition to challenge legality of Manus detention centre

Updated 26 February 2014, 10:13 AEDT

The future of processing on Manus Island remains in some doubt with PNG's Opposition Leader Belden Namah given standing to challenge the legality of the facility under Papua New Guinea law.

He's asked the country's Supreme Court to declare the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Australia and PNG unconstitutional.

Lawyer Loani Henao who is representing Belden Namah in court, says asylum seekers should not be held on Manus Island becaue they've broken no PNG laws.

Loani Henow will be back in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking a date for the challenge to be heard

Presenter: Alison Carrabine

Speaker: Loani Henao, Port Moreseby lawyer

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