Lawyers push for nauru asylum hearing to be delayed and adjourned
A court in New South Wales has decided to postpone a hearing on Nauru’s asylum claim for three weeks, after Australian lawyers argued the hearing would not proceed on time.
Key points: An Australian woman and two children who were on Nauru are to continue to fight in court over their rights
Two children’s court papers have been published to try to force the matter back
In May, a hearing on the asylum application of a Nauruan refugee was postponed
In November, lawyers for Nauru’s asylum seekers said the hearing would be postponed
But Nauru’s lawyers argued the case needed to be heard in front of “an interlocutory law judge,” due to the “fracture of trust” between the Commonwealth and Nauru government.
A group of lawyers for the asylum seekers, including the Nauru legal representatives, submitted two appeals to the New South Wales Court of Appeal last month.
The court heard earlier today how the decision to delay the hearing, for a further three weeks, was made.
Lawyers representing the asylum seekers argued it should be allowed to resume after the current hearing adjourned, and they said the asylum seekers had not fully satisfied the obligations laid out in the Refugee Convention by February 1.
“The proceedings must stop, but the case for their continued detention must be resolved quickly to ensure that Nauru’s obligations to the Refugee Convention are upheld,” the lawyers wrote.
Australian lawyer James Notham said in his submissions this morning his colleagues had been “very fortunate” and that he had come to see the case through.
“The case will probably come through th바카라사이트e court today,” he said.
In October, the Nauru Government had written to the Federal Court asking it to extend the current court’s current term to five weeks to try and settle the two children’s case.
The lawyer representing the asylum seekers also sent a letter today that asked the court to allow the case to resume after the detention period extended to January 10.
On November 24, the federal court judge dismissedapronx the three asylum seekers’ appeals, saying the legal framework for the hearing in front of a law judge had not been met.
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