Our Special Counsel, Duncan Fine, demands justice for David Dungay (Dec’d) and his grieving family http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/family/nitv-news/article/2016/12/22/family-demand-justice-death-custody-david-dungay-jnr
In the wake of the death in Brisbane of Faysal Ishak Ahmed, a 27-year-old Sudanese refugee held on Manus Island, the National Justice Project has demanded a prompt inquest into the circumstances of the death and called on the Australian Government to institute a Royal Commission into the miserable level of medical care that refugees receive on Manus and Nauru. Image …
The National Justice Project stands up for those in medical need in prisons or detention centres. We condemn the lack of medical treatment received by hear attack victim “Yusuf” on Nauru. Read more here.
Marie Claire investigates the shocking state of health care on Nauru including comments from the National Justice Project. See Article here
Our thoughts are with the family of Ms Dhu and the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee of WA today. See the excellent article by Calla Wahlquist in the Guardian
The WA Coroner has found that Ms Dhu’s death was preventable, that her treatment was inhumane and she has decided to release the video evidence. See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-16/ms-dhu-inquest-coroner-releases-findings-into-death-in-custody/8122898
It is impossible to deny the inhumane treatment that #Missdhu received when you see these stark images. #MissDhu ‘s short life must not be in vain. The WA Government must stop locking up fine defaulters, ensure police contact the Aboriginal Legal Service when an Aboriginal person is detained & make amends to Ms Dhu’s family.http://www.theage.com.au/wa-news/shocking-footage-of-ms-dhu-will-be-released-by-coroner-20161216-gtck7m.html
George Newhouse, principal solicitor of the National Justice Project, told The Saturday Paper that the revelations of the training course could have significant legal ramifications. “I think it is inappropriate to ever use tear gas on children at all, and then if they have breached their guidelines, then I think there are implications for both criminal and civil law in the circumstances,” …