Paul Fairall: The role of criminal law in shaping Australia as a modern democracy
Professor Paul Fairall: "The role of criminal law in shaping Australia as a modern democracy"
The thesis of this talk is that for Australia’s population of 23m there are significant costs in operating a multi‐jurisdictional system of state and federal law criminal law. Furthermore, complex systems of intersecting and overlapping criminal law undercut one of the prime purposes of codification, that of certainty and clarity.
As criminal law becomes increasingly an international issue, the complexity of layered criminal jurisdiction also becomes an issue of international relations and politics."
The lecture is followed by a reception at auditorium E (= Universiteitstraat 8).
Registration is free.
For non-LL.M. students, please confirm attendance before Friday 17-03-2017 to Mrs. Svitlana Berezhna.
Professor Paul Fairall
PROFESSOR PAUL FAIRALL is Foundation Dean of Law at Curtin Law School since 2012. He served as Foundation Dean of Law at the University of South Australia (2007‐2011); Dean of Law and John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide (2002‐2006); and Professor of Law and Dean of Law at James Cook University (1995‐2001). He is one of Australia’s most experienced law deans and a Director of the Australian Academy of Law. He has taught at Universities throughout Australia.
Professor Fairall has served as consultant to state and federal governments in areas of criminal law reform. He has a particular interest in criminal defences and political crimes. He has written extensively on criminal law and human rights. He has completed several technical works on criminal law relating to specific offences and defences generally, among which: Criminal Defences in Australia, LexisNexis, 5 ed, 2017, with Malcolm Barrett; Homicide, Thomson Reuters, 2012.