More recently however, International Law has focussed not only on how States deal with each other, but also on how States deal with people.
This latter-day acknowledgment of human rights in international law was a very important influence on the High Court of Australia when it decided the Mabo Cases.
In particular, the judges placed considerable weight on the International Law principle that prohibits racial discrimination.
This principle is expressed in the United Nations Charter and is also prominent in key human rights treaties.
It's now so widely accepted by States, that it's become a principle of 'customary' International Law.
The Legacy Of A Tiny Island
Jun, 3, 1992
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
...I'm plaintiff for this court case...
human rights, Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.1, Murray Island, Passi, Reverend Dave, plaintiffs, Rice, James
The Racial Discrimination Act
High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, human rights, International Convention, Mabo Case, native title, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , United Nations
The Spanish School
Europe, human rights, native title, New World, property law, terra nullius
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
High Court Victory
Jun, 3, 1992
Australia, Canberra, death, High Court judgement, High Court of Australia, High Court victory, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Dec, 10, 1948
Europe, human rights, human rights, United Nations
Indigenous Customary Law
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
The Benefits Of Native Title
Common Law, equality, human rights, indigenous people, Mabo judgement, national identity, native title, social justice
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
The Reshaping Of National Identity
backlash, decolonisation, indigenous people, national identity, native title, reconciliation
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights, seafarers, Torres Strait
The Second World War
citizenship, World War 2
Discrimination? I Don't See Any, Says Honest John
Mar, 20, 1999
10 point plan, Howard, John, racism, United Nations, Wik
...Asserting Our Rightful Status as a People...
Canada, Curtis, Edward S., Inuit
United Nations: 'Howard's Wik bill is racist'
Mar, 20, 1999
Howard, John, United Nations, Wik