UN Condemns Australia Asylum Ruling as Children Bound for Nauru

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  • High Court has ruled transfer to offshore camp is legal
  • Government risks failing international obligations, UN says

Thousands of Australians join a rally organized by the Refugee Action Coalition calling for the closure of the Manus and Nauru detention centres and increase Australia's intake of refugees.

Photographer: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The United Nations has urged Australia not to send 267 asylum seekers to an offshore camp in the island nation of Nauru after the High Court ruled such a transfer would be lawful.

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