Policy Briefs | 09 February 2009

Confronting reality: responding to war criminals living in Australia

In this Policy Brief, Fergus Hanson looks at the Australian government's current approach to suspected war criminals living here.

Fergus Hanson

  • Fergus Hanson

In this Policy Brief, Fergus Hanson looks at the Australian government's current approach to suspected war criminals living here.

Fergus Hanson

  • Fergus Hanson
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Executive Summary

It finds Australia has inadvertently become a safe haven for suspected war criminals and needs to do more to meet its international obligations to end impunity for the world's worst criminal offenders. It suggests a number of modest reforms the Rudd government could implement to meet its election commitment that suspected war criminals be brought to justice.

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