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All Kids Off Nauru

Lawyers, doctors and caseworkers welcomed the news that all of the critically sick children detained by the Australian government on Nauru were now receiving the medical care they need in Australia and the remaining children would be resettled in the US.

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NJP Launches Class Actions for Detainees on Manus Is & Nauru

Sydney, NSW 10-Dec-29, Human Rights Lawyers from the National Justice Project have launched two parallel class actions [aka representative actions] in the High Court, one for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Manus Island and the other for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Nauru. The legal team is being led …

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Our CEO speaks out at the Kids off Nauru rally in Sydney

Our success in obtaining Federal Court orders for medical evacuations from Nauru is proof that strategic litigation and effective advocacy can make a real difference, even in a toxic political environment. We are swamped with medical emergencies. In the last 9 months we have had 116 people including 43 kids moved from Nauru to Australia for care and treatment. That …

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The National Justice Project has been nominated for a Human Rights Award

The Human Rights Commission has announced that the National Justice Project is a finalist for their 2018 Human Rights Law awards. Judges for the 2018 Human Rights Awards have spent countless hours going through more than 370 nominations across the nine categories. Finalists for the remaining eight categories will be released over coming weeks. The Law Award finalists are; Tenancy …

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Blocked transfer of a critically ill woman from Nauru is ‘extremely concerning’

The decision of the Nauruan Government to block the transfer of a critically ill woman to Australia is “extremely concerning”, George Newhouse has told the ABC. Court orders stipulated that the refugee should be brought to Australia for urgent treatment for depression and trauma-related conditions. “You have a woman with serious mental illness, a court has ordered her to be …

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National Justice Project launches Copwatch app in Dubbo

On Friday August 31, the National Justice Project travelled to Dubbo to launch our Copwatch app with the local Aboriginal community. After a week of horrific statistics following the Guardian’s #DeathsInside project, holding police accountable and empowering Aboriginal youth in their interactions with law enforcement has never been more important. We launched CopWatch to media with Des Jones, Chair of …