• CPD Points: 1 [E] [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $89.00
  • Area: Advocacy; Criminal Law; Litigation; Sentencing
  • Delivered: March 2024
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In this session, which was presented into the 2024 Criminal Law Conference, Greg Barns SC, Republic Chambers, discusses the case of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who faces extradition to the United States from the UK for publishing in 2010 evidence of war crimes and other gross misconduct by the United States and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The United States is using extra-territorial reach and threatening the right to freedom of speech in seeking to prosecute Assange in the United States for alleged breaches of the Espionage Act 1917. Mr Barnes discusses how this case is a direct challenge to the rule of law in a number of respects; and how this case also highlights the misuse of extradition treaties.

  • CPD Points: 1 [E] [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $89.00
  • Area: Advocacy; Criminal Law; Litigation; Sentencing
  • Delivered: March 2024
Digital Content
  • Recording
  • Paper (none)

To purchase login below

Description

In this session, which was presented into the 2024 Criminal Law Conference, Greg Barns SC, Republic Chambers, discusses the case of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who faces extradition to the United States from the UK for publishing in 2010 evidence of war crimes and other gross misconduct by the United States and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The United States is using extra-territorial reach and threatening the right to freedom of speech in seeking to prosecute Assange in the United States for alleged breaches of the Espionage Act 1917. Mr Barnes discusses how this case is a direct challenge to the rule of law in a number of respects; and how this case also highlights the misuse of extradition treaties.

Greg Barns SC, Barrister, Republic Chambers

About the Presenter:

Mr Greg Barns SC graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and was National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance in 2011-12.

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