The following are the laws of Nauru regarding asylum seekers, refugees, immigration and regional processing.

Also included are ‘Exlanatory Memorandums’ of how the laws came to be and the speeches that accompained their introduction to the Nauruan Parliament.

Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Act 2012

Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Act 2012 (Act No. 21 of 2012)

Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Bill 2012 – Explanatory Memorandum

Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech

Immigration Act 2012

Immigration (Amdt) Act 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012)

Immigration (Amd) Bill EM attachment – Immigration Act 1999 with proposed amendments tracked

Immigration (Amdt) Bill 2012 – Explanatory Memorandum – Final

Immigration (Amdt) Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech – Final

Refugee Convention Act 2012

Refugees Convention Act (Act No. 12 of 2012)

Refugees Convention Bill 2012 – Explanatory Memorandum – Final

Refugees Convention Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech – Final

Nauruan Laws – a list

Nauru index of laws in force [15 January 2013]

Update: the link below is from the Australian Human Rights Commission, titled ‘Human Rights standards for immigration detention 2013,’

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