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The International Criminal Court: What it means to Australia

By Mary E. Hiscock


Extract: For several hundred years, it has been a basic role of our legal system that \u22all crime is local\u22. For another country to seek to punish conduct not performed within its borders has been seen as an unacceptable attempt to undermine the sovereignty and authority of the country of residence of the person accused. The era of colonial power was perhaps an exception to this, but one justified on the basis that the colonial power included all its empire within its own territory

Topics: international criminal law, International Criminal Court, war crimes
Publisher: ePublications@bond
Year: 2002
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