Papua New Guinea Finds Australian Offshore Detention Center Illegal

April 26, 2016 11:22 AM

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Papua New Guinea Finds Australian Offshore Detention Center Illegal

The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ruled on Tuesday that the Pacific island nation’s detention of people seeking asylum in Australia was illegal, but an Australian official said the decision would not change his country’s tough stand on seaborne migrants.

More than 800 men who tried to reach Australia by boat in recent years are being held in an Australian-funded detention center on Manus Island in northern Papua New Guinea.

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