Drugs, Law And Criminal Procedure In Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis

Grant number: DP1093372 | Funding period: 2010 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Australians accused of major drugs offences in Southeast Asia face very serious penalties, including death or life imprisonment. There is, however, a lack of accurate information in Australia regarding how drugs trials are conducted in the region, let alone detailed knowledge of applicable laws and procedure. There is now an acute need for detailed comparative material on criminal laws and judicial processes in Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, so better support can be provided both for Australians facing drug-related charges and for Australian governments in developing policies and strategies in response to the issues these trials create.