Internationalising Constitutional Law: An inward-looking outlook

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Lester, Eve. (2016). Internationalising Constitutional Law: An inward-looking outlook. The Australian Feminist Law Journal. 42(2), pp. 321 - 349. https://doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2016.1273066
AuthorsLester, Eve
Abstract

This article considers how certain domestic policies with respect to immigration have impacted on Australia's diplomatic engagement in the negotiation of international and human rights standards. It considers selected historical examples that illustrate Australia's impulse to internationalise the plenary power of exclusion embodied in ss 51(xix) and (xxvii) of the Constitution. It suggests that this historical impulse has an enduring relevance and is echoed in contemporary attempts to legitimise and normalise controversial aspects of Australia's asylum policy. In this connection, it considers the example of extraterritorial detention and processing of asylum seekers, in particular the issue of resettlement.

Year2016
JournalThe Australian Feminist Law Journal
Journal citation42 (2), pp. 321 - 349
PublisherSocio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University
ISSN1320-0968
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2016.1273066
Page range321 - 349
Research GroupThomas More Law School
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Place of publicationEngland
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