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Australia ignores its international humanitarian obligations

In August 2011, defence lawyers for Mr Payara, an Indonesian man charged with people smuggling, raised a defence that since it was lawful to seek asylum in Australia, assisting someone to seek asylum must also be lawful. The federal government responded by rushing through the House of Representatives a Bill amending the Migration Act “clarifying” […]

Radio Australia report about the ICJ’s Death Penalty Forum

Radio Australia report about the ICJ’s Death Penalty Forum For an audio recording of the Radio Australia report of 1 September 2011 (broadcast in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region), please follow the link in the heading to the Radio Australia website. A transcript of the broadcast is available here.

Historical perspective on the death penalty

Historical perspective on the death penalty Speech by the Hon. Barry Jones AO at the ICJ Victoria’s Death Penalty Public Forum (29 July 2011) (soon to be published on Right Now Radio, a 3CR Community Radio program) For a copy of the text of the Hon. Barry Jones’ speech, please click here.

“The Bali 9” and the death penalty in Indonesia

“The Bali 9” and the death penalty in Indonesia Speech by Julian McMahon, barrister for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, members of the group known as “The Bali 9”, at the ICJ Victoria’s Death Penalty Public Forum (29 July 2011) (also published as a podcast on the Right Now Radio website)

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