UN to question Nauru about abuse and treatment of children in detention

“Nauru will come under fresh scrutiny in a United Nations hearing over the treatment of child asylum seekers sent there by the Australian government.

On Tuesday the 73rd committee on the rights of the child will be held in Geneva, where Nauru will be thrust into the international spotlight once again for its central role in Australia’s hardline offshore detention regime.

Australia’s detention facilities have drawn heavy domestic and international criticism following the Guardian’s publication of the Nauru files, more than 2,000 leaked incident reports that laid bare the devastating abuse and trauma inflicted on children held there.”

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