Inquiry: Children in Australian Immigration Detention Abused

February 12, 2015 2:46 AM

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Australia's policy of indefinitely holding children of asylum seekers in immigration detention camps violates international laws, the government's human rights watchdog found, after an inquiry uncovered hundreds of reports of assaults involving child detainees.

The head of Australia's Human Rights Commission called Thursday for the swift release of children from detention centers and demanded a royal commission — the nation's most powerful form of inquiry — into Australia's longstanding practice of mandatory detention for asylum seekers who travel to Austr...

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