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By Brian Martin, etc.

In Australia, as in different smooth western democracies, the fitting to freedom of speech and inquiry is unquestioned. yet do such freedoms exist, just because we think in them? This booklet files case histories of highbrow suppression happening in the Australian educational and medical group. Suppression may well contain the blocking off of cash, the denial of merchandising or book, outright harassment, the sophisticated undermining of acceptance or, in its such a lot severe shape, dismissal. The editors have all had first-hand event with suppression circumstances and feature studied the phenomenon widely.

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6 These were all cases of diplomatic protection of aliens by national states. While it is not the existence or validity of the rule that needs to be supported, there are many aspects and applications of it that need to be clarified. Thus, the statement made in 1956 that ‘There is a well established but inadequately defined rule that the alien must exhaust local remedies before a diplomatic claim is made’7 may still represent a challenging assessment of a situation which requires investigation. Further developments have occurred in the twentieth century, particularly since 1950.

It is of importance to determine when the principle of consent is applicable, how far it is applicable, what its scope is and, in the case of human rights protection, perhaps whether it is relevant at all. Also related to the principle of consent in a general way is the situation where waiver is implied in the absence of a clear express waiver, as well as the doctrine of estoppel which may operate to relieve the alien or individual of the need to exhaust local or domestic remedies. Implied waiver and estoppel are of particular importance at the present time, since tribunals and courts increasingly seem to show a tendency carefully to investigate circumstances in which it is argued that the rule is inapplicable for these reasons, and to be ready to conclude that the rule cannot apply, where it is reasonable to do so on the basis of the circumstances of the case.

93-2-3, 4 Iran--US CTR at p. 102 (1983). Jessup, A Modern Law of Nations (1956) p. 104. The rule is being studied and codified by the ILC as a part of its work on diplomatic protection: see Dugard, ‘Second Report on Diplomatic Protection’, UN Doc. 4/514 (2001); and Dugard, ‘Third Report on Diplomatic Protection’, UN Doc. 4/523 (2002). 8 The impact of such extensions has been significant, since generally the rule referred to in these conventions is the rule as it is recognized in customary or general international law which pertains to diplomatic protection.

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