The International Criminal Court (ICC) sits at The Hague.
We joined the ICC in 2002. Since then, our treatment of people seeking asylum has involved various crimes against humanity.
So far, 5 communiques have been sent to the ICC, inviting it to investigate and prosecute our PMs and Immigration Ministers for crimes against humanity. The one exception is Chris Evans, who behaved very well as Immigration Minister. The rest: appalling.
Offshore processing has just made it worse. The Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and Papua New guinea makes it clear that humane treatment was never the point: rather, the point was to end the people smuggling trade by holding refugees in horrible conditions for a long time. For most of them, it’s been 4 years now. MOU-PNG-Aus
To understand how our treatment of refugees amounts to a crime against humanity, here is one of the communiques. Analysis of the legal aspects starts at page 15: Communiqué to ICC