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.