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Julian Assange and the Doctrine of Diplomatic Protection

The Australian Government hasn’t exercised the Doctrine of Diplomatic Protection, despite that fact that it has an unquestioned right to assert it. If the Doctrine were applied in the case of Julian Assange, then it is arguable that it can be extended to his case because there is a reasonable fear that he will be extradited to the United States and face torture. Is also arguable that if the Australian Government, having been requested formally to invoke the Doctrine of Diplomatic Protection, rejected that request – depending on the grounds of that rejection – it can be reviewable in the Australian Courts. Continue reading

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