A human rights advocate for refugees, Maqsood Elshams, says the Australian government should naturalise the remaining 14 Iraqi asylum seekers still being held on Nauru.
Last week, Australia announced that another 27 asylum seekers, including 10 children, were granted refugee status.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is calling for the remaining Iraqi asylum seekers to get protection visas, until it is safe for them to return to Iraq.
But Mr Elshams says many of them have suffered enough in detention, and the few who are left, should be released.
"There are not many people remain in detention centres, and there are not many people remain in the community in uncertainty. I think it would be appropriate for the government to offer some sort of amnesty or naturalise these people to let them get on with their lives."
A Sydney-based human rights advocate for refugees, Maqsood Elshams