Good news about an Australian Attorney General actually standing up for the country’s laws:
THE country’s first legal officer has made a bid to ensure Australia’s policy of opposition to the death penalty is reflected in law enforcement cooperation with other countries.
Attorney-General, Robert McClelland and Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, announced a new policy to govern law enforcement cooperation with countries that may apply the death penalty.
McClelland and O’Connor announced that new Australian Federal Police guidelines governing police-to-police assistance in possible death penalty cases would take effect from December last year.
No more (well, much less, anyway) “we can’t execute you – but they can” trickery by authorities. About time.