3. MP asks ICC to investigate Australia

  • An Australian MP has written to the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate the country's government for potential crimes against asylum seekers.
  • Andrew Wilkie said he named crimes against humanity in his letter; name checked Prime Minister Abbott (The Guardian).
  • MP believes Australia's hard line policies on asylum seekers contravenes number of international conventions on rights, asylum and children.
  • Wilkie cited detention camps, forced deportations and compulsory detention (BBC).