Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled that the detention of asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island is unconstitutional. Australia sends asylum seekers to the Manus Island detention centre under its offshore processing policy. The five judges on the Supreme Court's bench ruled that the incarceration of asylum seekers and refugees was in breach of their personal liberty, and ordered both the PNG and Australian governments to immediately begin making arrangements to move people out of detention. Currently around 850 men are held on the island, around half of whom have been judged genuine refugees.

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