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By Hilary Charlesworth

International legislations doesn't appear instantly correct to household Australian politics and legislations, not to mention to our daily lives. but, as this crucial ebook indicates, foreign legislations has a starting to be value for exchange, human rights, crime, terrorism and weather switch. this can be a hugely readable, well timed and significant booklet that exhibits that whereas foreign legislation can appear distant, there's an pressing have to are aware of it and for its strategies to be as obvious as attainable.

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The Howard government has, for example, signed a number of MOUs on counterterrorism with countries including Thailand, Pakistan, China and India. 8 In August 2004, Australia signed an MOU on Climate Change Cooperation with China, under which the parties will work together on climate change related activities in order to address issues such as reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing scientific understanding of climate change. The climate change MOU with China was a precursor to a broader regional initiative on climate change announced by the Howard government in July 2005.

Ibid. See also Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Represent- [ 22 ] No Country is an Island atives, 4 February 2003, 10 646 (Prime Minister John Howard). 30 Report, 4 February 2003. 21 Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 18 March 2003, 12 508 (Prime Minister John Howard). 22 Charter of the United Nations, art. 2(4). , art. 51. , ch. VII. 25 Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 6 March 2003, 12 428 (Prime Minister John Howard). 26 ABC Television, ‘Opinion polls indicate opposition to war’, Lateline, 13 August 2002.

Ch. VII. 25 Commonwealth, Parliamentary Debates, House of Representatives, 6 March 2003, 12 428 (Prime Minister John Howard). 26 ABC Television, ‘Opinion polls indicate opposition to war’, Lateline, 13 August 2002. 27 Sharon A Squassoni, ‘Iraq: UN Inspections for Weapons of Mass Destruction’, Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, 7 October 2003, 1. 28 See, for example, Hans Blix, ‘Oral Report of the 12th Quarterly Report of UNMOVIC’, Security Council, 7 March 2003, 1. 29 United States Government, ‘US Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the UN Security Council’ (Press Release, 5 February 2003) 2.

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