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

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/69

22 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2014 Last revised: 25 Oct 2016

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Emily Crawford

University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 30, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Crawford, Emily, International Humanitarian Law in the Courts of Australia (July 30, 2014). 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; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/69. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2474458

Emily Crawford (Contact Author)

University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NC NSW 2006
Australia

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