Our Collective Apathy and the Language of Human Rights

More than 340,000 people are dead in Syria.[1] Nearly 700,000 people have fled Myanmar.[2] Nearly 2000 people are in detention for seeking asylum in Australia.[3]   It’s a macabre score-sheet. The numbers are often rounded to neat zeroes to save us trouble. It is symbolic of our current blasé attitude towards human life. We are […]

Aircraft Salvage in Admiralty Law

Image by Navigea Ltd, 2018. In a deal signed between a private seabed exploration firm and the Malaysian government, the latter was willing to pay up to $70-million in rewards conditional upon the firm finding the elusive aircraft MH370.[1] This ‘no find, no fee’ arrangement has led to increased interest in the admiralty law of […]