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Aborigine Decision Looks To America’s Bill Of Rights For Leadership

Published on April 7, 2015 By Chuck

In a way very similar to the way the US views the Civil Rights period in the 60s, the movement for aboriginal rights has been to Australia in the 1980’s and 90’s. Some historical background is in order. Ever since Governor Phillip landed at Sidney Cove in 1788 and claimed what is now known as […]

A Foreigner Speaks On The Bill Of Rights And The Supreme Court

Published on March 2, 2015 By Chuck

Coming from a country without a bill of rights, I was eager to experience its benefits and come to understand its operation, especially the ways judges place limits on rights and on their own powers. Countries like Canada and South Africa, which have only recently constitutionalized a bill of rights, have set down a catalogue […]