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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 80, Number 3, March 2006
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • January to March
        p.147                                                                                      +cite    
  • Confirmation of judicial office
        p.147                                                                                      +cite    
  • Jurors' stress
        p.148                                                                                      +cite    
  • Christmas in America
        p.148                                                                                      +cite    
  • Unreported judgments
        p.149                                                                                      +cite    
  • Republicanism
        p.149                                                                                      +cite    
  • Global warranties in Australia
        p.149                                                                                      +cite    
  • Murder as commonplace
        p.150                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sexual crime
        p.150                                                                                      +cite    
  • Politeness
        p.151                                                                                      +cite    
  • Queensland 100th anniversary of women being admitted to practice
        p.151                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • Two High court decisions
        p.153                                                                                      +cite    
  • The conveyancing game: Some hard lessons
        p.154                                                                                      +cite    
  • Mitigation of damages
        p.155                                                                                      +cite    

  • OVERSEAS LAW -- Editor: Ross Buckley
  • Agency law in cyberspace
        p.157                                                                                      +cite    

  • INTERNATIONAL LAW -- Editor: Ryszard Piotrowicz
  • The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Security Council: A heart of darkness at the ICJ in Democratic Republic of Congo v Uganda
        p.162                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Privacy law
        p.167                                                                                      +cite    
  • Real property: Acceleration of future interests
        p.167                                                                                      +cite    
  • Time of service
        p.167                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is a contract in writing?
        p.168                                                                                      +cite    
  • Powers of attorney and bankruptcy notices
        p.168                                                                                      +cite    
  • Doctors' duties to the dying
        p.169                                                                                      +cite    
  • Appellate court cannot dismiss convicted person's appeal unless satisfied of guilt beyond reasonable doubt
        p.169                                                                                      +cite    
  • Prosecution of Saddam Hussein
        p.170                                                                                      +cite    
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: Whether volunteer who innocently receives property must restore it
        p.172                                                                                      +cite    
  • More breach of contract in the Federal Court
        p.174                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
        Hon David K Malcolm, AC
        p.178                                                                                      +cite        
        Against the background of a general review of the number of points of convergence between Western concepts of human rights and influential Asian philosophies, the author reports on the effectiveness of national human rights institutions and endeavours to illustrate the problems encountered in the development of an Asia-Pacific regional human rights agreement. Key institutions such as the Asia-Pacific Forum and LAWASIA, which produce vital documents such as the Asian Human Rights Charter and the 1995 Beijing Statement of Principles of the Independence of the Judiciary, are scrutinised in the context of providing guidance in a global political climate where state sovereignty is constantly threatening to encroach upon basic individual human rights.
  • EVIDENCE OF UNCHARGED CRIMINAL ACTS
        David Ross, QC
        p.188                                                                                      +cite        
        Evidence of uncharged acts usually has its genesis in an improper relationship of long standing. The admissibility of such evidence is scarcely supported by old authority or by logic. But times have changed, and every jurisdiction now admits the evidence. The author examines the bases for admission. Assuming proper admission, what is the standard of proof? Can the evidence of uncharged acts support the evidence of the charged acts and, if so, how? There may be more events than can be realistically fitted on one indictment. Is there any difference when there is more than one complainant? What direction must a trial judge give? Is there an efficient method of appeal? This article attempts to distil some general propositions but it means looking at a lot of cases. It examines how uncharged acts can affect sentence. Finally, the author deals with the defence introduction of an accused's own uncharged criminal acts.
  • BOOK REVIEWS
        p.202                                                                                      +cite