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Stopping the boats at any cost - Eureka Street

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Like the Dictation Test devised devised to enforce the White Australia Policy, the National Interest Test would allow the Minister to exclude anyone he wanted.
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Stopping the boats at any cost - Eureka Street

Stopping the boats at any cost - Eureka Street | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Like the Dictation Test devised devised to enforce the White Australia Policy, the National Interest Test would allow the Minister to exclude anyone he wanted.
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MEMO: ASYLUM SEEKERS NOW ‘ILLEGAL’

MEMO: ASYLUM SEEKERS NOW ‘ILLEGAL’ | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Scott Morrison's directive to call asylum seekers "illegal" is tricky language aimed at making us indifferent to their plight. MONICA ATTARD reports.
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UN chief: Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘a crime against humanity’

UN chief: Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘a crime against humanity’ | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, adding that there will be “serious consequences” if the reports transpire to be true.
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Australia's indefinite detention of refugees 'cruel, inhuman', UN says - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia's indefinite detention of refugees 'cruel, inhuman', UN says - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
UN Human Rights Committee calls on Australia to release 46 refugees being held in indefinite detention, labelling it as cruel and arbitrary.
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Indonesian people smuggler Sayed Abbas avoids extradition to Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indonesian people smuggler Sayed Abbas avoids extradition to Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
An Indonesian court has ruled against extraditing accused people smuggler Sayed Abbas to Australia to face charges.
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Ten myths around asylum seekers arriving on boats in Australian waters

Ten myths around asylum seekers arriving on boats in Australian waters | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
DO you believe that thousands of illegal boat people are swamping our shores in unprecedented numbers and threatening Australian jobs and the economy?
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Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know

Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Where do Australia's asylum seekers come from – and how does the country compare with the rest of the world?
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Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee Council of Australia | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Refugee Council of Australia is a non-profit peak organisation.
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Asylum seekers who arrive by boat are not acting illegally. Get the facts from the refugee council.

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gina lockton's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:20 PM

HSC: Legal Studies

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Australia’s whaling case against Japan begins in the International Court of Justice today | International Law Observer | A blog dedicated to reports, commentary and the discussion of topical issues...

Australia’s whaling case against Japan begins in the International Court of Justice today | International Law Observer | A blog dedicated to reports, commentary and the discussion of topical issues... | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
On 31 May 2010, Australia instituted proceedings against Japan, alleging that “Japan’s continued pursuit of a large-scale program of whaling under the Second Phase of its Japanese Whale Research Program ...
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The International Criminal Court's Africa problem

The International Criminal Court's Africa problem | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
All cases launched so far by the ICC involve Africans, throwing into question the court's "international" nature.
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gina lockton's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:25 PM

This is a good one to read specifically on the core unit: HUMAN RIGHTS and the ICC - but also keep in mind there is lots in here relevant to the CRIME core option topic INTERNATIONAL LAW

Louise Woods's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:47 PM

This is a good one to read specifically on the core unit: HUMAN RIGHTS and the ICC - but also keep in mind there is lots in here relevant to the CRIME section on INTERNATIONAL LAW.

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Stopping the boats at any cost - Eureka Street

Stopping the boats at any cost - Eureka Street | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Like the Dictation Test devised devised to enforce the White Australia Policy, the National Interest Test would allow the Minister to exclude anyone he wanted.
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Africa and US worry the frayed edges of international criminal justice - Eureka Street

Africa and US worry the frayed edges of international criminal justice - Eureka Street | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
The African Union has asked the United Nations Security Council to suspend the trials of sittings Kenyan heads of state. Meanwhile Amnesty International has claimed that any killing of civilians by United States' drones violates the laws of war.
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The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world

The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
At the just-concluded extraordinary session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, accusations flew thick and fast about the alleged bias of the International Criminal Court.
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Comment: Greenpeace piracy charges mock international law

Comment: Greenpeace piracy charges mock international law | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
By Tamsin Paige All 30 crew of Dutch Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, including an Australian, have been detained and charged with piracy by Russian authorities, after attempting to board an oil platform in the Arctic.
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United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law

United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law By Greg Sherington-22 August 2013
22 August 2013 THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Today the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva found...
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Government releases refugee family from indefinite detention days before High Court challenge | Human Rights Law Centre

Government releases refugee family from indefinite detention days before High Court challenge | Human Rights Law Centre | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Government has dodged a High Court challenge to its indefinite detention of people who have been proven to be genuine refugees by releasing a Sri Lankan man and his family who had been detained for four years.
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PNG deal carries huge human rights risks | Human Rights Law Centre

PNG deal carries huge human rights risks | Human Rights Law Centre | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Plans to send all asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea breach international law and condemn thousands of people to significant suffering.
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gina lockton's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:18 PM

HSC: Human Rights

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Human Rights Foundation Blasts Jennifer Lopez For Turkmenistan ...

Human Rights Foundation Blasts Jennifer Lopez For Turkmenistan ... | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Humans Right Foundation has criticized Jennifer Lopez for her recent concert in Turkmenistan, saying the performance "utterly destroys" her previous charitable actions.
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'Peru Six' threatened with Interpol arrest warrant, extradition over death of Lino Rodriguez Vilchez - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Peru Six' threatened with Interpol arrest warrant, extradition over death of Lino Rodriguez Vilchez - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Six young Australians have been ordered to return to Peru this week to face court over the death of a doorman in the Peruvian capital, Lima.
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ROLE of NGOs in protecting HR- International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC

ROLE of NGOs in protecting HR- International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC | International Law & Human Rights | Scoop.it
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gina lockton's curator insight, June 27, 2013 10:29 PM

Core: Human Rights