Melbourne Journal of International Law

Melbourne Journal of International Law is a magazine specializing in law topics.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, October

Double Punishment? Preventive Detention Schemes under Australian Legislation and Their Consistency with International Law: The Fardon Communication
[This commentary critically analyses legislation enacted by the Queensland Parliament that reincarcerates sex offenders who have already completed their terms of imprisonment. Despite the fact that the constitutional validity of this new style of "preventive...
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GMOS in the WTO: A Critique of the Panel's Legal Reasoning in EC - Biotech
[The long-awaited decision of the World Trade Organization Panel--EC Biotech is likely to reignite debate about whether it is legitimate for an international tribunal to trade oil the competing values of liberalised trade and environmental protection...
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Good Faith in WTO Dispute Settlement
[The definition of good faith in international law has been largely elusive, and its indefinite boundaries complicate its use in the World Trade Organization. Nevertheless, good faith is almost certainly a general principle of law and a principle of...
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How Effective Is the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Likely to Be in Holding Individuals Criminally Responsible for Acts of Enforced Disappearance?
[On 23 June 2006, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The adoption of the Convention has been heralded as a significant achievement and an important...
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Legal Limitations on Ensuring Australia's Maritime Security
[In the wake of September 11, 2001, efforts to protect against future terrorist attacks have affected many areas of international law, including the law of the sea. Australia's interests in improving its maritime security, were articulated at the end...
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New Publications in International Law
I PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW Anthony Aust, Handbook of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2006) ISBN 0521530342. Christian Barry and Thomas Pogge (eds), Global Institutions and Responsibilities (Blackwell Publishing, 2006) ISBN 1405130105....
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Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Petitioner V Donald H Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense: Has the Bush Administration's Experiment with Military Commissions Come to an End?
CONTENTS I Background II The Decision A The Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 B Authorisation to Convene the Military Commission 1 'Sanction of Congress'. 2 'Controlling Necessity'. C The Commission's Structure and Procedures ...
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