Australia: By hook or by crook – Australia’s abuse of asylum-seekers at sea

Operation Sovereign Borders is Australia’s military-led border control operation. In operations called turnbacks, Australian officials intercept boats of asylum-seekers and prevent them from landing in Australia. This report examines the legality and human rights impact of Operation Sovereign Border turnbacks, based on testimonies from people who had been on board boats that Australian officials intercepted between 2013 and 2015.

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