About Us

Researchers Against Pacific Offshore Black Sites are committed to exposing the violence, tantamount to torture, that is being exercised on Australia’s asylum seekers and refugees who are detained there. These black sites, as locations that evade public scrutiny and accountability, enable violence against asylum seekers and refugees to be exercised with impunity. Our offshore detention black sites are constituted by neocolonial relations of power that are exploitative of the Pacific states in which they are located, as well as of the people who have sought protection from the  Australian government.

Our duties of protection cannot be outsourced. Close Australia’s offshore detention black sites!

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Artwork by Ali – an Artist detained on Manus Island