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Mabo: ten years on

Behrendt, Larissa


Introduction:...There is no doubt that the elation about the overturning of the doctrine of terra nullius was deserved in the sense that the case can be seen as an important legal, symbolic and psychological turning point. In that way, the Mabo case remains a solid reminder that historical wrongs can be righted, that courts can remedy legal fictions and those historically excluded can be brought back into the recognition and protection of the legal system. However, in relation to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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