Offshore detention facilities exist precisely to allow Australia to do things abroad that it could not do at home.
The robust international laws meant to protect cultural heritage are worth little without real international action.
Australia's system of offshore immigration detention operates outside of any effective state jurisdiction.
In many regional countries there are civil society organisations attempting to fill the protection gap for refugees through service provision, advocacy, or both.
Australian air attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria would not be definitely legal but not definitely illegal.
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
The UK is angry at Spain for chasing boats into its territory. Enough already.
Set up between the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the Nuremburg Trials founded an entire legal system the world now takes for granted.
If we're going to mine asteroids, then we need an international treaty to prevent it becoming a wild west. Thankfully we can look to Antarctica to see how such a treaty might work.
Are there any other options at the international level to have the downing of Flight MH17 properly investigated and – if appropriate – prosecuted by an impartial, independent international court?
The divide between 'legal' and illegal hacking is very, very thin.
Russia is the latest to deny 1995 massacre was genocide. Why is it so hard to agree on this issue?
Whatever we think of the family of foreign fighter Khaled Sharrouf or their circumstances, they enjoy the right to return on the same footing as every other Australian citizen.
The arrest of Rwanda’s intelligence chief is part of a long-running international attempt to issue justice for Rwanda’s history.
In its rush to deny overseas fighters their Australian citizenship, the government must ensure it doesn't end up endorsing the very thing it wants to repudiate.
If Australian officials did pay off people smugglers, has the government effectively joined the people smuggling trade? Has it broken any laws?
Saudi Arabia has upheld a blogger's flogging sentence, in defiance of international pressure. How long will this go on?
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
Australia has a clear obligation under international law to take action to stop abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law by the ISF and Shi’a militia.
Legal artifice is being constructed to make false distinctions between unpalatable anti-Semitism and kosher anti-Zionism.