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The (non-)role of Aboriginal customary law in sentencing in the northern territory

Australian Indigenous Law Review
Volume 17 Issue 1 (2013)

Abstract: The title of the 2013 National Indigenous Legal Conference, 'Atnengkerre Atherre Akwete-Two Laws Together', succinctly reflected the aspiration of many Aboriginal people, particularly in Northern Australia, for the mutual recognition and respect of mainstream law and traditional Indigenous laws in Australia. It is an uncomfortable fact, however, that this aspiration has never seemed more out of kilter with prevailing legal norms.

To cite this article: Goldflam, Russell. The (non-)role of Aboriginal customary law in sentencing in the northern territory [online]. Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013: 71-80. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=235008850114284;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1835-0186. [cited 10 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Goldflam, Russell; Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013: 71-80 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1835-0186 Subject: Customary law; Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc.; Prison sentences--Law and legislation; Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Principal Legal Officer, Alice Springs Office, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, and President, Criminal Lawyers Association, Northern Territory

Database: Indigenous Collection