According to Agence France-Presse, the organization that supports 17 Australian children and nine women detained in two camps in NE Syria filed a complaint with the Australian judiciary on Monday, demanding their return to Australia country.
The women are wives of ISIS mercenaries who live with their children in the Al-Hol and Roj camps of NE Syria.
Since the fall of the ISIS "caliphate" in 2019, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has called on the concerned countries to repatriate their nationals from the mercenary family members who are in the camps, while their countries refrained.
Save the Children in Australia lodged a complaint on behalf of the women and children, arguing that the government had a "moral and legal" obligation to return them.
"After four years in difficult circumstances, this legal action was not the first choice for these Australian nationals in Syria," said Chief Executive Matt Tinkler.
Tinkler explained that he had initially hoped that other initiatives would be launched to help them, but these hopes were dashed in the face of the government's "inaction".