Exporting the death penalty? Reconciling international police cooperation and the abolition of the death penalty in Australia
Finlay, L. (2011) Exporting the death penalty? Reconciling international police cooperation and the abolition of the death penalty in Australia. The Sydney Law Review, 33 (1). pp. 95-117.
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The case of the Bali Nine directly raises the question of whether it is possible to reconcile Australia's opposition to the death penalty with the recognised desirability of strengthening international police cooperation in response to transnational crime. This paper considers the tension between these two objectives and examines both Australia's existing approach to international police cooperation in possible death penalty cases and whether there is a need for reform in this area. It is argued that the actions of the Australian Federal Police ('AFP') in the Bali Nine case were lawful in terms of existing domestic and international legal obligations and, further, that Australia's current approach strikes an appropriate and practical balance between two competing public policy objectives.
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|Publisher:||Sydney Law School|
|Copyright:||Sydney Law School|
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