Associate Professor Sam Garkawe BSc(Melb) LLB(Monash) LLM(Lond) Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Attorney-at-Law (California) Sam is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University, NSW. Sam completed his Law Degree at Monash University, Melbourne, and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He has been employed in a number of legal environments, including private practice, legal aid, as a research solicitor for the Victorian parliament, and has been an academic since 1991. He further holds a Masters of Law from London University, and is also admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in California. His research interests are in the fields of international and national criminal justice, victimology, human rights, terrorism and the law, restorative justice and international law. He presently teaches human rights, victimology, criminal law & procedure, international law and international criminal justice at Southern Cross University. Sam has also taught post-graduate courses at the Criminology Department of Melbourne University and at the Faculty of Law at Monash University. He has also been a Research Fellow at the Institute Of Human Rights And Criminal Justice Studies, at Technikon SA, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa (2001), and a Visiting Professor at Hamline University School Of Law, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (2001), Whittier School of Law, California, USA (2004) and City University of Hong Kong (2006). Research interests: Victims of Crime and Victimology, International and national Criminal Justice, International and national Human Rights (particularly Criminal Justice, terrorism and reparation issues), International Law, Restorative Justice.
The need for a federal, Australia-wide approach to issues concerning crime victims (law), Current Issues in Criminal Justice (2007)
There are now a number of significant Federal crimes that do involve natural persons as...
Victim impact statements and sentencing, Monash University Law Review (2007)
Legislation allowing for victim impact statements ('VIS') to be presented during sentencing hearings has been...
Review essay: Colin Tatz, 'With intent to destroy: reflecting on genocide', Current Issues in Criminal Justice (2005)
Professor Colin Tatz has been one ofthe most prominent scholars in the field of the...
Revisiting the scope of victimology - how broad a discipline should it be?, International Review of Victimology (2004)
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: a suitable model to enhance the role and rights of victims of gross violations of human rights?, Melbourne University Law Review (2003)
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission is one of the most talked about innovative,...
Indigenous human rights (with Loretta Kelly and Warwick Fisher), School of Law and Justice Papers (2001)
Indigenous Human Rights is an edited selection of proceedings of the Australian Indigenous Human Rights...
Have recent changes designed to benefit victims of international crimes added to the legitimacy of international criminal justice?, International criminal justice: legitimacy and coherence (2012)
Victims and criminal justice (with Mark Israel), Crime and justice: a guide to criminology (2012)
The (human) rights of crime victims do not necessarily infringe the rights of accused and convicted persons, Support for victims of crime in Asia (2008)
Conclusion: After examining the background to the crime victims' movement in common law developed nations,...
Amnesty for truth: a violation of human rights by South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission?, Activating human rights (2006)
Papers originally presented at an international conference hosted by The Centre for Law, Politics and...
The role and rights of victims at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, The Nuremburg Trials: international criminal law since 1945: 60th anniversary international conference (2006)
The American perspective on Nuremberg: a case of cascading ironies / Raymond M Brown--...
Australia's response to the death penalty in Asia, International Conference on Capital Punishment in Asia: Progress and Prospects for Law Reform (2011)
Victims at the ICC and the Nuremberg trials, the Victims of International Crimes Conference (2011)
The international legal obligations of successor governments to provide financial compensation to victims of past gross violations of human rights, Getting On-Line: Finding the Groove in Postgraduate Legal Research Sydney Law School Postgraduate Students Conference (2007)
Compensating victims of terrorism, Victims of Crime in Asia Conference (2006)