24 Dec 2018

Thousands of Manus refugees could claim compensation

From , 5:02 am on 24 December 2018

Thousands of refugees who've been detained on Manus Island have been directed to claim compensation through Papua New Guinea's National Court.

The Supreme Court determined in 2016 that the refugees' detention was unconstitutional, but it decided in October that the question of compensation should be considered in the lower court.

The refugees' lawyer, Ben Lomai, says it won't be easy retrieving witnessed documents from so many men now spread all over the world.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge spoke with Dr Lomai, who said it was necessary to file an individual case for each refugee.