21 Jun 2019

Appeal ruling in long-running Nauru legal saga due today

12:21 pm on 21 June 2019
Crowds gather in Nauru

The 2015 protest outside the Nauru parliament kicked off the long running saga. Photo: supplied/ Shane Bazzi

The latest chapter in a legal saga stretching back four years happens in the Nauru Court of Appeal today.

A group, dubbed the Nauru 19, was charged over incidents arising from a protest outside parliament in June 2015.

Last year the charges were permanently stayed by an Australian judge, Geof Muecke, who was specially brought in by the Nauru Government hear the case.

But the government appealed Justice Muecke's decision, and the outcome of that appeal is due for release by the Court today.