International Humanitarian Law in the Courts of Australia
APPLYING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN JUDICIAL AND QUASI-JUDICIAL BODIES: INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC ASPECTS, Derek Jinks, Jackson N. Maogoto, Solon Solomon, ed., Springer, pp. 335-354, 2014
22 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2014 Last revised: 25 Oct 2016
Date Written: July 30, 2014
Australia’s courts most often grapple with international humanitarian law in the context of refugee and asylum cases, and in cases that deal with extradition requests. However, Australia has also had some cause to directly investigate war crimes, though attempts at prosecuting such acts in the courts of Australia have proven to be less than successful. This chapter will look at some of the major cases in Australia’s legal history where international humanitarian law has been examined and applied.
Keywords: International humanitarian law, Australia, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, international law in domestic courts
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33
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