Democracy Sausage: A question of recognition

A UN General Assembly vote on Israel-Palestinian conflict
A UN General Assembly vote on Israel-Palestinian conflict

Leading international law expert Donald Rothwell joins Democracy Sausage to talk Palestinian statehood, Senator Payman’s resignation from Labor and the moral dimensions of politics.

What are the formal and political processes Australia would need to undertake to recognise Palestinian statehood?

How would recognition impact Israel’s obligations under international law?

And should Labor’s caucus rules on party solidarity be a thing of the past?

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Professor Donald Rothwell joins Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga to discuss the politics of statehood.

Donald Rothwell is Professor of International Law at the ANU College of Law. He is a specialist in Australia’s practice in international law, including recognition of States, the International Court of Justice, and the law of the sea.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is the Director of the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.

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