We are pleased to announce that Professor Mirko Bagaric has joined the Criminal Law, Investigation and Procedure Victoria author team.
In September, the service published Professor Bagaric’s new commentary to the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 in Ch 2.12A – Human Rights. The commentary covers the following areas:
- Aim of the Charter;
- Background to the Charter and overview of rights that are protected;
- Impact of the Charter;
- Limitation clauses in the Charter
- Interlocutory appeals;
- Charter application to bail – ss 21 and 25;
- Humane treatment in prison – s 22;
- Right to a fair trial;
- Right not to be tried or punished more than once – s 26;
- Retrospective criminal laws – s 27.
We will also be publishing Professor Bagaric’s commentary to the Evidence Act 2008 in the coming months.
Professor Bagaric, of Deakin University’s School of Law, has a particular research interest in Criminal law, Evidence and Human Rights, and has written and edited numerous texts and articles on these topics. Sentencing law and practice is a particular area of his expertise, and we’re delighted to be releasing later in November the new service he has written with barrister Richard Edney. Australian Sentencing provides immediate offence- and principle-based guidance on the considerations that impact on sentence. See Australian Sentencing for further details.
Prior to joining Deakin’s School of Law, Professor Bagaric was at Deacons (formerly Sly & Weigall) and the Office of Public Prosecutions (Vic). He is also a part-time practising lawyer, as the Principal of Mirko Bagaric Lawyers.
Professor Bagaric is also part of the high calibre and experienced author team behind Thomson Reuters’ Federal Offences, and is a General Editor of the Criminal Law Journal and a Title Editor for The Laws of Australia (9 – Criminal Law Principles and 10 – Criminal Offences).