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UNHCR warns Abbott’s boat turn-backs may breach international law (Adelaide Now)

12 January 20140 comments

The United Nation’s refugee agency says the Abbott government’s policy of towing or turning back boats may breach Australia’s obligations under international law.

Spokesman for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Babar Baloch says the organisation is seeking an explanation from the Australian government over reports a number of asylum-seeker boats have been returned to Indonesian waters.

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