121 children. 121 victims.

A class action pursuing compensation for 121 children who were wrongfully imprisoned.

 

Follow the journey of those victims who were put in adult prisons as children. 

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'Children jailed as adults' seek justice

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT...

"There were mistakes made at every level of bureaucracy from the time boys like Ali Jasmin were found out at sea. Australia flouted every consideration that should have been applied to the boys. The Migration Act states explicitly that minors will be sent back to their country of origin. This is what should have happened, but because of ineptitude and ingrained attitudes that saw documentation and its collection system not being good enough, because it was from 'over there', and an x-ray system that relies on outdated, culturally inappropriate methodology, under-age boys were unlawfully kept in prison. This is discriminatory, smacks of imperialist ideology, violates numerous areas of human rights, and makes a mockery of the country that supposedly believes in a fair go."

Extract from Jo Tuscano.

WHY DID
ALI  YASMIN & OTHERS END UP THERE?

 
“I think it would be fair to say that, in a lot of instances, they’re still confused about why they ended up where they did, and why they were treated the way they were.” 

Sam Tierney in  The Guardian  2018. 

'Children jailed as adults' seek justice
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'Children jailed as adults' seek justice

121 children. 121 victims.

The class action statement of claim has been filed  in Federal Court of Australia.