Mistake of Law? The Vanuatu Sedition Trial, Port Vila, 20 February – 7 March 1989

The International Commission of Jurists, Australian Section, appointed barrister Stuart Littlemore, a member of the Section’s Executive Council, to observe and report on the Vanuatu sedition trial which began on 20 February 1989.

Observation of the trial followed the protocol issued by the ICJ Geneva as “Guidelines for ICJ Observers to trials”. The Observer’s Report on the Vanuatu trial was presented to the Australian Section’s Executive Council meeting on 11 March 1989, and adopted by the Council on 12 March 1989.

Vanuatu-mistake of law-trial observation report-1989-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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