Can the Common Law Adjudicate Historical Suffering?

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Show simple item record Van Rijswijk, Honni en_US Anthony, Thalia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2014-04-03T01:25:59Z 2014-04-03T01:25:59Z 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012000887 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Rijswijk, Honni and Anthony, Thalia 2012, 'Can the Common Law Adjudicate Historical Suffering?', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 618-655. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0025-8938 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The case of South Australia v Lampard-Trevorrow opens up key questions about the capacity and willingness of the common law to adjudicate past acts of the state. This article considers the significance of the appeal decision by examining what distinguishes the case from past, unsuccessful claims and considers its implications for future claimants from the Stolen Generations. In addition, we consider what the case means in terms of the law's acceptance of a practice of historical and evidential interpretation that is different from previous cases, and how this is particularly important regarding the issue of parental consent. We argue that the role and interpretation of consent have broad ramifications for law's potential to adjudicate responsibility for historical harms. We also argue that the findings in relation to false imprisonment and fiduciary duty limit the potential of the Trevorrow cases. In particular, we examine, and lament, the Full Court's more limited reading of false imprisonment in contrast to the trial judgment. en_US
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dc.publisher Melbourne University Law Review Association en_US
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dc.title Can the Common Law Adjudicate Historical Suffering? en_US
dc.parent Melbourne University Law Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 36 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 618 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 655 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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