Appeal ruling in long-running Nauru legal saga due today

The latest chapter in a legal saga stretching back four years happens in the Nauru Supreme Court 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, Geoffrey Muecke, who was 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 Supreme Court today.