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Editors --- "Update: Wik, Wik and More Wik; International Human Rights; Terra Nullius Explored; Law and History Conference" [1998] IndigLawB 1; (1998) 4(8) Indigenous Law Bulletin 2


Wik, Wik, and More Wik

As the ILB goes to print, the Native Title Amendment Bill (Cth) 1997 is being debated in the Senate. Along with the rest of Australia, we wait to see how Senator Harradine will cast his vote. Keep your eye on the ILB for further analysis of developments.

International Human Rights

Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations and Human Rights is the title of a recently published book, edited by Dr Sarah Pritchard. It is an invaluable, practical guide to the full range of international conventions and UN forums and to the way in which individuals and groups might access them. Copies are available from:

Federation Press

PO Box 45 Annandale NSW Australia 2038.

Ph: (02) 9552 2200, Fax: (02) 9552 1681 Paperback: Aust $29.95

Terra Nullius Explored

The next volume of the journal Law/Text/Culture, edited by Colin Perrin, at UNSW Law School, will be a special issue entitled 'In the Wake of Terra Nullius'. It will include pieces by both Australian and international authors, presenting multi-disciplinary perspectives on native title, recogntion of indigenous people's rights, and reconciliation. The publication will be launched on 26 January. Contact: Desmond Manderson Macquarie Law School Ph: (02) 9850 7094, Fax: (02) 9850 7686

Law and History Conference

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society is organising an international conference, called Empires/Colonies/Legal Cultures, in collaboration with the Canadian Law and History Association. The conference will be multidisciplinary, focussing on the themes of imperialism, colonialism, and the migration of legal cultures.

Offers of papers are invited on these or other themes relevant to the primary concerns of the Society. Abstracts of approximately 100 words, accompanied by a brief CV, and audiovisual and other specifications, should be sent by 31 December 1997 to: The Convenors, Empires/Colonies/Legal Cultures Conference

Attn: Dr D.Kirkby School of History La Trobe University Bundoora, Vic 3083 Australia Fax: 61 3 9479 1942, email:

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