Australia's highest court has ruled against a Bangladeshi women seeking asylum and more rights for refugees. Australia has paid the tiny nation of Nauru to keep refugees in camps since 2013.
The Australian-run detention center on Manus Island was declared illegal in 2016. But hundreds of men remain on the island, stuck in legal gridlock. DW looks at the current state of affairs on the island.
A court in Papua New Guinea has ruled that asylum seekers held in a detention center on Manus Island can seek compensation. Human rights groups have described living conditions in the camp as appalling.
Hundreds of people have protested in Australia against the situation of refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Visiting German President Steinmeier has been asked to intercede with Australia's prime minister.
Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberra's strict asylum laws.
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