Pacific Rim and Oceania

Australia and Timor Leste Reach Conciliation Agreement over Maritime Border Dispute (January 9, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 9, 2017, the governments of Australia and Timor Leste agreed to “an integrated package of measures intended to facilitate the conciliation process and create the conditions conducive to

Papua New Guinea Supreme Court Dismisses Request to Transfer Asylum Seekers to Australia (October 27, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 27, 2016, the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court dismissed an application that would have sent asylum seekers currently being held on the isolated Manus Island to Australia.

Operation "Sovereign Borders": the High Court of Australia Considers Implications of International Law

Introduction

On January 28, 2015, the High Court of Australia (Australia’s highest court) issued a decision examining the question of where to take a person who flees a country for fear of persecution and is intercepted in international waters by national authorities. The judgment arose from operation “Sovereign Borders,” Australia’s latest effort to stem the flow and resultant loss of life of people travelling without authorisation to Australia by sea.

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Volume: 
19
Issue: 
12
Author: 
Stephen Tully and Michael Smith
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