Tag Archives: Detention Centre

3 June 2014

Report: serious health risks to children in Australian detention centres on Nauru

A confidential report that was obtained by The Guardian Australia documents the desperate state of healthcare for families in Australian detention facilities on Nauru. The report writes that children on Nauru do not receive an adequate health screening and that up to 50 percent of them could carry latent tuberculosis. Furthermore, it raises serious worries that Nauru does not have a child protection framework in place, that there is a significant risk that children are sexually abused and that most pregnant women have a depression. (more…)

Source: The Guardian | Nauru detention: serious health risks to children revealed in confidential report
Source: The Guardian | Nauru: Human Rights Commission will accept leaked report as evidence

11 February 2013

Acquitted Congolese ex-militia boss seeks Dutch asylum

Former Congolese militia boss Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) late last year, has applied for asylum in the Netherlands, his lawyer said on Saturday 9 February 2013. After being freed from the ICC’s detention centre, he was immediately arrested by Dutch police because he did not have papers allowing him to remain in the Netherlands. He is currently being held in a Dutch detention centre for asylum seekers.

Source: NRC | Vrijgesproken rebellenleider Congo vraagt asiel aan in Nederland (in Dutch only)