Legal Action to Secure Medical Care and Reunite Refugee Families

Five years of detention has resulted in a major health crisis in Australia’s offshore detention centres on Manus and Nauru. In response to this appalling and rapidly deteriorating situation, the Human Rights Law Centre assembled a coalition of 11 pro bono law firms. Together with this coalition and their partners at the National Justice Project and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, they have run a series of urgent medical neglect cases in the Federal Court.

In just three months, the Human Rights Centre secured urgent transfers to Australia for over 120 people, including 45 children. They have won every single case we filed, and this work continues to provide a lifeline for acutely unwell people still stranded on Nauru and Manus.

They have also continued to lead High Court action preventing over 500 people, including close to 200 children, from being returned to serious harm on Nauru and Manus.

Watch Daniel’s interview on Sky News Australia speaking about children in Nauru.