Australian High Court

Court told, Manus detention centre constitutionally invalid

The challenge has been launched by an Iranian man who is fighting the legality of his removal from Christmas Island to Papua New Guinea (PNG) after he claimed asylum.

His lawyers say the Government's offshore processing laws set up a situation where the international convention on refugees could be ignored.

The minister is required to consider assurances about the treatment of asylum seekers, but these do not have to be legally binding.