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Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples  

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The first reported decision of the High Court in which an Aboriginal person was a party to the proceedings seems to have been Tuckiar v The King (1934). This was ...
Activism

Activism  

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Judicial activism is an expression coined in the US in the 1940s, which has since become a political slogan. Like many slogans, it bears different shades of meaning. In contemporary ...
aggression

aggression  

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N.(in international law) According to the General Assembly Resolution (3314) on the Definition of Aggression 1975, the use of armed force by one state against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, ...
Albert Venn Dicey

Albert Venn Dicey  

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(1835–1922)A. V. Dicey was born at Lutterworth in Leicestershire on 4 February 1835 and died in Oxford on 7 April 1922. His father, a Cambridge graduate, was proprietor of ...
anarchism

anarchism  

The doctrine associated with Godwin, Bakunin, Proudhon, and others, that human communities can and should flourish without government. Voluntary cooperation should replace the coercive machinery of ...
annexation

annexation  

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(in international law) The acquisition of legal sovereignty by one state over the territory of another, usually by occupation or conquest. Annexation is now generally considered illegal in ...
Antarctic Treaty

Antarctic Treaty  

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An international treaty that is designed to preserve the unique environment of Antarctica by limiting development there. It was signed in 1959 by the seven countries (Norway, France, Australia, New ...
Antonio Negri

Antonio Negri  

(1933–)Italian*Marxistpolitical philosopher best known for his collaborative writings with Michael Hardt. A measure of his significance may be gauged from Michel Foucault's remark in 1980 that Negri ...
Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet  

(1915–2006)Chilean soldier who overthrew Salvador Allende to become president of Chile (1973–89).Pinochet was born in Chile and educated at the Military Academy School of Infantry, having joined the ...
Australia Acts

Australia Acts  

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Two substantially identical Acts passed in 1986 by the Australian and UK Parliaments, preceded by enabling legislation in the Australian states. The Acts terminated the power of the UK Parliament ...
Australian Settlement

Australian Settlement  

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The concept of an Australian Settlement has increasingly come into use as a way of framing political history and Australian political thought. Although the range, character and significance of a ...
Australian waters

Australian waters  

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The territorial sea of Australia, which extends to 12 nautical miles (except in parts of the Torres Strait) from the low water line or straight baselines drawn across features such ...
autonomy

autonomy  

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Free will; self-governing, ability of a person or a group to choose a course of action. Autonomy is a basic human right and is one of the principles of bioethics.
Balfour Report

Balfour Report  

,1926.At the 1926 Imperial Conference, the Committee on Inter-Imperial Relations, chaired by former British prime minister Arthur J. Balfour, was given the challenge of updating the relationship ...
Barwick Court

Barwick Court  

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(27 April 1964–11 February 1981).The history of the Court during Barwick's term as Chief Justice may be divided into two periods. Initially, Barwick sat with Justices who were contemporaries ...
biodiversity

biodiversity  

A term that came into widespread use in the 1980s, which describes all aspects of biological diversity, especially species richness, ecosystem complexity, and genetic variation.
cannon-shot rule

cannon-shot rule  

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The rule by which a state has territorial sovereignty of that coastal sea within three miles of land. Its name derives from the fact that in the 17th century this limit roughly corresponded to the ...
Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt  

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(1888–1985)German political theorist. Schmitt was influential as a conservative or reactionary critic of liberalism, and enthusiast for conflict and antagonism as perennial conditions of politics. A ...
cede

cede  

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To intentionally transfer the legal right to sovereignty over territory, made by one sovereign to another. A cession of territory is most often achieved by written treaty (the treaty cedes ...
cession

cession  

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N.The transfer of sovereignty over a territory by means of a treaty. This may either be a peace treaty (e.g. the peace treaty between France and Germany in 1871 that made Alsace-Lorraine part of the ...

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