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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Locating the Constituting Elements of Justice in Our Everyday Discourse
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'In European law a treaty is an object somewhat analogous to a business contract, but is this contractual model what is commonly understood (outside of the "interpretive community'" of legal experts) to be a treaty? That is, is this the model that the ever-increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians who devote time to the concept of a treaty are thinking of? In other words, are those who call for a treaty calling simply for a business contract, for legislative action, or are they calling for justice, improved justice, reparative justice, and the subsequent development and maintenance of respectful relations? While law is ostensibly an attempt to deliver justice, the question as to whether law can guarantee justice or if law is the only avenue (or even the primary avenue) through which justice is achieved needs to be considered'. Because justice is not the sole property of legal discourse this paper attempts to clarify the concept of a treaty (a fundamentally legal construct)' outside of the parameters o flegal discourse.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Balayi no. 4 2002 12169342 2002 periodical issue 2002 pg. 45-51
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