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PNG Parliament undermines separation of powers

The Victorian chapter of the International Commission of Jurists calls on the government of Papua New Guinea to repeal the legislation passed on Wednesday, 21 March 2012, that erodes judicial independence and undermines Papua New Guinea’s progress towards stable democracy (23 March 2012). PNG Parliament undermines separation of powers

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.

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