Contagious Disease | OPED COLUMN LAW

Domestic and Transnational Organised Crime in the Pacific in the Wake of COVID-19

[ by Jose Sousa-Santos ] The COVID-19 pandemic has created a vulnerable landscape in the Pacific islands which transnational criminal organisations and local crime actors have been quick to capitalise on. As economies falter, criminal actors are seeking to take advantage of the vacuum with significant implications for human security.  The closure of borders and … Continue reading Domestic and Transnational Organised Crime in the Pacific in the Wake of COVID-19

Contegious Disease | OPED COLUMN LAW

Surveillance to Limit Spread of COVID-19 Raises Concerns for Privacy of the Australians

[ by Fan Yang ] In February 2020, to recover its economy from the coronavirus outbreak, China’s State Council in collaboration with two tech giants, Tencent and Alibaba, launched the ‘health code’ mini-programme on WeChat, a social media platform, and Alipay, a financial platform. The health code is an automatic built-in function on both platforms, leaving … Continue reading Surveillance to Limit Spread of COVID-19 Raises Concerns for Privacy of the Australians

Australia | OPED COLUMN LAW

A Bill that would Leave Australia in Violation of International Law

[ by Dr Sangeetha Pillai ] Currently, there is a Bill before federal Parliament which seeks to make it easier for the Minister for Home Affairs to strip Australians of their citizenship on national security grounds. The Bill has come under fire from the Human Rights Commission, the Law Council, and a number of experts on grounds that it would render … Continue reading A Bill that would Leave Australia in Violation of International Law

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