Criminology lecturer, PhD candidate, film and literature reviewer. Specialties include international law and international criminal law, human rights and security.
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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia: a review

Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia Edited by Anita Heiss Black Inc. Dr Anita Heiss, Wiradjuri woman and prolific writer with the well-known 2012 memoir Am I Black Enough For You in her back catalogue, has published the anthology Growing up Aboriginal in Australia, a collection of short stories from a diverse number of…

Queer Screen 2019: Right Now’s top picks

Rafiki  Directed by Wanuri Kahiu Rafiki, directed by Wanuri Kahiu, has an interesting backstory in that it is the first Kenyan film to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and there was talk of it being submitted as Kenya’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the 2018 Academy Awards. But in order…

AACTA DOCS FEST | Tales of Loss, Redemption and Forgiveness

Some tales are hidden and wait for the right filmmaker to come along and weave their stories into something that creates such an impression on the audience that they’ll forever carry a part of that story with them. Gabrielle Brady’s ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, Mathew Sleeth’s GUILTY and Catherine Scott’s BACKTRACK BOYS are stories that will stay in the minds…

Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade Book Review

Peggy E Chaudhry (ed), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017 hb The increased ease with which international trade and commerce occurs across the globe brings with it not only the ability to reach new audiences and markets for goods and services but also the ever-present threat of counterfeiting and illicit trade. This is a comprehensive and well…

This is Congo Right Now’s HRAFF 2018 film picks

One of the most resource rich countries in Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been ravaged by over 20 years of civil instability and its vulnerable people are the ones who suffer the most. In the first five minutes of Daniel McCabe’s This is Congo you are given a frightening glimpse into the sights…