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Mirko Bagaric

Mirko Bagaric, BA LLB(Hons) LLM PhD (Monash), is a Croatian born Australian based author and lawyer who writes on law and moral and political philosophy. He is the author of 20 books and over one hundred refereed scholarly articles. He is not connected with any political party or other interest group. He is the author of Australian Human Rights Law (forthcoming).

His recent books include:

How to Live: Being Happy and Dealing with Moral Dilemmas (University Press of America, 2006).

Torture: When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissible (with Julie Clarke) (State University of New York Press, 2006).

It’s a Matter of Opinion: An Analysis of the Defining Issues of our Time (Sandstone Academic Press, 2006).

Principles of International Commercial Law (with James McConvill, Richard Edney and Julie Clarke) (Pearson Education 2006).

Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia (with John Vrachnas, Kim Boyd and Penny Dimopoulos) (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Principles of Corporate Governance (with James McConvill and Jean Du Plessis) (Cambridge University Press, 2005).


Rudd's refugee solution: politically brilliant, morally bankrupt
Law & Liberties - 22/07/2013 - 52 comments
Humanising animals, civilising humans - culling live animal exports
Law & Liberties - 9/10/2012 - 14 comments
Presumption of innocence not absolute
Law & Liberties - 14/05/2012 - 29 comments
Gillard: duplicity is only the start of her shortcomings
Domestic Politics - 30/01/2012 - 38 comments
2012 - time for civil libertarians to grow up or fade out
Political Philosophy - 3/01/2012 - 20 comments
Refugees: the nexus between power and responsibility
Law & Liberties - 19/12/2011 - 12 comments
Banks: too big to fail, too rich not to socially contribute
February 2011 Feature - 9/03/2011 - 10 comments
Distant rains fall on deaf ears here
Society - 19/01/2011 - 6 comments
Refugee solution: double intake, cease processing onshore arrivals
Law & Liberties - 24/12/2010 - 23 comments
Contractual certainty - banks need to play by the rules as well
Economics - 18/11/2010 - 13 comments
Look left, look right, then watch for the shoe from the left
Political Philosophy - 3/11/2010 - 33 comments
Necessity or luxury?
Domestic Politics - 17/09/2010 - 59 comments
Only ban the burqa if it is not worn freely
Law & Liberties - 27/08/2010 - 42 comments
Honesty not always the best policy position
Domestic Politics - 24/05/2010 - 13 comments
Shareholders no better than greedy execs
Economics - 26/03/2009 - 7 comments
Rudd's war on the middle class
Domestic Politics - 27/01/2009 - 9 comments
Lessons for us all in Gaza bloodshed
International - 6/01/2009 - 10 comments
If you've nothing to hide
Law & Liberties - 14/08/2008 - 16 comments
Rudd 2020 talkfest gimmick
March 2008 Feature - 7/03/2008 - 14 comments
Playing the game
Sport - 9/01/2008 - 36 comments
Torture is bad - killing innocent people is worse
Law & Liberties - 28/12/2007 - 49 comments
Is the Rudd Sell-out beyond Redemption?
Domestic Politics - 25/10/2007 - 42 comments
Doing whatever it takes
Society - 9/10/2007 - 14 comments
Personal responsibility and health discrimination
Health - 17/09/2007 - 35 comments
Privacy is a First World fancy
Law & Liberties - 31/08/2007 - 13 comments
Free people movement is the way to global prosperity
International - 16/07/2007 - 11 comments
Body parts for sale
Health - 12/06/2007 - 11 comments
Dobbers: heroes or community wreckers?
Society - 15/05/2007 - 7 comments
The causes of incalculable human suffering
International - 23/04/2007 - 4 comments
A collective approach to smacking children
Society - 12/04/2007 - 16 comments
Hicks: guilty means guilty, sort of ...
Law & Liberties - 28/03/2007 - 65 comments
The Cousins suspension - an exercise in misguided moralising
Sport - 26/03/2007 - 18 comments
The extraordinarily cruel rendition of Australia animals to the Middle East
International - 14/03/2007 - 106 comments
Kirby is right: ethics is universal, not provincial
Society - 27/02/2007 - 22 comments
Environmental ethics - a world record for misplaced concern
Environment - 15/02/2007 - 54 comments
The common good trumping individual rights
Law & Liberties - 6/02/2007 - 50 comments
Croatians and Serbians: don’t become victims of past hatred
Society - 22/01/2007 - 13 comments
The misguided sheikh and free speech
Society - 15/01/2007 - 103 comments
The Paris phenomenon
Society - 9/01/2007 - 5 comments
Saddam hung for nothing
Law & Liberties - 2/01/2007 - 103 comments
Loyalty may hurt sometimes, but not as much as betrayal
Domestic Politics - 15/12/2006 - 29 comments
America: bad image, but ultimately the best show in town
International - 6/12/2006 - 17 comments
WorkChoices is valid - now we can get back to work
Law & Liberties - 16/11/2006 - 9 comments
Enjoy the champagne, but insist on a fair non-crack of the whip
Sport - 7/11/2006 - 3 comments
It's all about mini skirts and veils
Religion & Spirituality - 27/10/2006 - 137 comments
Hypocrisy approaching nuclear levels
International - 13/10/2006 - 32 comments
Think morally - rejecting the coercive adoption of Aussie values
September 2006 Feature - 21/09/2006 - 43 comments
Bali Nine - a mass execution of Australians?
International - 7/09/2006 - 10 comments
Becoming (Jihad) jacked off by our courts
Law & Liberties - 25/08/2006 - 60 comments
A ménage à trois - the answer to the AFL yawn
Sport - 18/08/2006 - 4 comments
Just deserts instead of potluck in sentencing
Law & Liberties - 2/08/2006 - 21 comments
Pragmatism trumps principle
Law & Liberties - 7/07/2006 - 21 comments
Hanging out for a banana?
Economics - 28/06/2006 - 30 comments
A tussle between idealism and pragmatism
Law & Liberties - 14/06/2006 - 31 comments
Prosperity and rights, but no morals
Law & Liberties - 30/05/2006 - 18 comments
Take the money!
Media - 12/05/2006 - 12 comments
Give ‘babe’ some wriggle room
Society - 9/05/2006 - 166 comments
The great speed camera rip-off
Law & Liberties - 28/04/2006 - 81 comments
Telling us what we already know
Domestic Politics - 13/04/2006 - 26 comments
The Bali two: deserving of a fair trial and punishment
Law & Liberties - 12/04/2006 - 29 comments
Time for us to come to know our judges
Law & Liberties - 3/04/2006 - 19 comments
Volunteering for the 'right' causes
Sport - 20/03/2006 - 20 comments
Chicks to rule: time for fifty per cent quotas in politics
Domestic Politics - 7/03/2006 - 32 comments
Compulsory super - not so super duper
Economics - 20/02/2006 - 19 comments
Time to end the divorce between loyalty and the family law
Law & Liberties - 6/02/2006 - 18 comments
The end justifies the means - but not only for whales
Environment - 18/01/2006 - 33 comments
Time to recognise the reassuring sameness of the human condition
Society - 4/01/2006 - 35 comments
Your right not to have a Bill of Rights
Law & Liberties - 23/12/2005 - 69 comments
Saddam’s trial puts Western values in the dock
International - 20/12/2005 - 10 comments
Back off Michelle Leslie - time for honesty about lying
Law & Liberties - 5/12/2005 - 18 comments
Nguyen Tuong Van - Australia cannot stand idly by
Law & Liberties - 29/11/2005 - 54 comments
Australians overseas - and doing drugs
Law & Liberties - 23/09/2005 - 56 comments
Stop taxing happiness: A new perspective on progressive taxation
Economics - 21/04/2005 - 39 comments
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