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Asylum seeker boat turnbacks illegal and don’t deter people, report finds | World news | The Guardian

Turning back asylum seeker boats is illegal under international law and does not deter people from seeking sanctuary by sea, a new policy brief from the University of New South Wales’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law argues.

The Interdiction of Asylum Seekers at Sea: Law and (mal)practice in Europe and Australia, argues that neither Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, or the European Union’s operations Sophia and Triton, meet international legal obligations, or are viable long-term strategies.

“A detailed picture of noncompliance emerges,” report author Violeta Moreno-Lax writes.

Source: Asylum seeker boat turnbacks illegal and don’t deter people, report finds | World news | The Guardian

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