War Criminals In Australia – What Do We Do?
War criminals, they are often seen as the worst of the worst with many accused of atrocities in countries abroad that few of us could ever imagine. As the name suggests, war crimes are acts that typically occur during theatres of conflict such as Syria at the moment, Europe during World War Two, Eastern Europe or Cambodia in the past, and after those conflicts are done some individuals responsible for them have been known to escape justice by fleeing to other countries, even Australia. So when a war criminal is discovered living amongst us what kind of process goes into seeing they are punished for their previous acts and is Australia responsive enough? Gideon Boas, Associate Professor at Monash University Law School, joined us on The Daily to discuss these questions.
Produced by Sean Britten