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Torres Strait: policing the open border

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 92

John McFarlane

ISBN 0 642 24076 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 1998


In recent years there has been much discussion about trafficking in drugs and guns across the Torres Strait. This paper provides an overview of a seminar entitled Torres Strait : policing the open border. McFarlane includes some of the practical issues raised in discussion at the seminar, such as: the Torres Strait Treaty; the exercise of jurisdiction in the region; maritime activities; the security of Papua New Guinea; community policing; maintaining border control; and cross border cooperation.


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