Pathways to Prosecution for Australian Soldiers' Crimes in Afghanistan
AuthorCormier, M; Duxbury, A
Source TitleThe Strategist
University of Melbourne Author/sDuxbury, Alison
AffiliationMelbourne Law School
Document TypeScholarly Contribution
CitationsCormier, M. & Duxbury, A. (2020). Pathways to Prosecution for Australian Soldiers' Crimes in Afghanistan
Access StatusAccess this item via the Open Access location
Open Access URLhttps://www.aspistrategist.org.au/pathways-to-prosecution-for-australian-soldiers-crimes-in-afghanistan/
It was confirmed in the Brereton report that there’s ‘credible information’ to substantiate the unlawful killing of 39 people by Australian special forces personnel in Afghanistan. These shocking allegations led Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce last week that a special investigator’s office will be established to assist the Australian Federal Police to investigate these alleged crimes. The information contained in the Brereton report will now serve as a guide for the special investigator’s office, which will focus on gathering evidence that will be admissible in criminal prosecutions.
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