Questions over refugee assessments at sea

The Cape St George is the first of eight Cape Class vessels to take a lead role in Operation Sovereign Borders.

An international law expert has questioned the ability of Australian immigration authorities to properly assess asylum claims remotely via video link.

An international law expert has questioned the ability of Australian immigration authorities to properly assess asylum claims remotely via video link.

Donald Rothwell is Professor of International Law at the Australian National University.

He's told Phillippa Carisbrooke, if reports Australian authorities are screening Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea before transferring some to Sri Lankan custody, it would be of great concern.

(Click on the audio tab to hear the full interview)

 

 

Source World News Australia

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