David Hicks has hit the headlines once more. Dr Kevin Heller from the Melbourne Law School explains the legal significance of these latest developments.
The US Court of Appeals has found that the law created in 2006 to convict David Hicks of terrorism charges cannot be applied retrospectively. This raises questions about the validity of the charges and legal circumstances that justified his time in Guantanamo Bay.
Part of a significant donation of $4 million by former staff member and Magistrate, Ms Francine McNiff, The University of Melbourne has established the Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology, a first for the institution. Professor Alison Young has been appointed in this role.
Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars, a new University of Melbourne study has revealed. And those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community, the research found.
The University of Melbourne is celebrating its three Fulbright Scholars – an expert in Global Paediatric Health, an Emergency Medicine specialist and a world leader in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law – after receiving their awards at a presentation dinner last night in Perth.