Chair of the Citizenship Council

SIR NINIAN STEPHEN: A TRIBUTE, Tim McCormack, Cheryl Saunders, eds., Miegunyah Press, 2007

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 07-09

19 Pages Posted: 16 May 2007

Abstract

This chapter appears in a collection honouring Sir Ninian Stephen, former Australian High Court Judge and Governor General. The chapter examines Sir Ninian's contributions to citizenship law in both a domestic and international context. Indeed, the chapter straddles both aspects of this book's division: Sir Ninian's domestic and international contributions. It begins by concentrating upon his Australian contributions in this field and then moves on to reflect in particular on his judgment in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the case of Proscecutor v Dusko Tadic, which had important statements about nationality in an international humanitarian law context. As I too am interested in both jurisdictions, the chapter reflects upon the contrasts and similarities of Sir Ninian's contribution to those different jurisdictions and what they may tell us about Sir Ninian's framework for thinking about citizenship. In doing so, it is my contention that Sir Ninian is a role model to all seeking to be cosmopolitan citizens in an ever increasingly connected world.

Keywords: Nationality, citizenship, identity, membership, humanitarian law

Suggested Citation

Rubenstein, Kim, Chair of the Citizenship Council. SIR NINIAN STEPHEN: A TRIBUTE, Tim McCormack, Cheryl Saunders, eds., Miegunyah Press, 2007, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 07-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=986828

Kim Rubenstein (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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