Essays Tagged: "Mabo v Queensland (No 2)"

The Aborigines

and customs. The recognition of the native title in Australia came during the well-known case, The Mabo Decision. In 1982, a group of Torres Strait Islanders including Eddie Mabo, asked the Court to ... have been extinguished, when the islands became part of the colony of QLD. During this case, Eddie Mabo had died. In 1992, the High Court defended the claim and ruled that terra nullius should not ha ...

(3 pages) 23 1 2.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The relationship between human rights and common law

Australian common law conforms to Australian obligations under international human rights treaties .Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (Mabo) is a clear example of this activist role, in which Brennan J (with w ... f the common law, especially when international law declares the existenceof universal human rights.Mabo has been a turning point in the common law recognition of international human rights, as it was ...

(10 pages) 223 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights


s that are considered inappropriate.The development of the common and statutory law of Native Title:Mabo decision in 1992 created common law of native title land ownership of indigenous Australians.Di ... nd ownership of indigenous Australians.Didn't involve any direct interpretation of the Constitution.Mabo case decided that terra nullius ("land not yet occupied") should not continue to apply in Austr ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory