Tag: boats

  • ‘Push Backs’ of Boats to Indonesia

    By Maria O’Sullivan This piece considers whether the opposition’s plan to “tow back” boats to Indonesia complies with international law.  On 17 July, our associate Azadeh Dastyari published this critique of the opposition’s claim that its plan is similar to the United States’ tow back policy. For a number of years now, the debate about how to […]

  • Turning Back the Boats – Back to the Future on Asylum Policy

    By Adam Fletcher 2012, it occurred to me today, marks a full decade since I began studying, writing about and (after graduation) giving legal advice on Australia’s international obligations in respect of asylum-seekers and refugees. The more things change in this area, the more they stay the same. The war in Afghanistan is still not […]

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