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‘It’s a Jungle Out There’: The Legal Implications of Underbelly


Jacqueline F Mowbray


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

David Rolph


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

July 28, 2010

Communications Law Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 10-16, 2009
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/67

Abstract:     
The banning of the broadcast of the real-life crime drama series, Underbelly, in Victoria in 2008 raises important issues about the impact of globalisation on the local administration of criminal justice. This article canvasses the challenges presented by two significant globalising tendencies – internet technologies and human rights – through a case study of Underbelly and the related litigation. It analyses the impact of internet technologies on the effective operation of suppression orders and the principles of contempt of court, noting the difficulties presented to territorially-based legal principles by technologies which transcend jurisdictional borders. Not only does globalisation challenge the substantive law to be applied but it also presents difficulties for the legal framework in which multi-jurisdictional disputes are to be resolved. To this end, this article explores the impact of human rights on extradition.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Underbelly, contempt of court, suppression orders, human rights, extradition, globalisation

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30, K41

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Date posted: July 29, 2010  

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Mowbray, Jacqueline F and Rolph, David, ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’: The Legal Implications of Underbelly (July 28, 2010). Communications Law Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 10-16, 2009; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/67. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1649922

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Jacqueline F Mowbray (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

David Rolph
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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