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Justice in the Shadow of the Camp

  • Harry Blagg
  • Thalia Anthony
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Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Abstract

This chapter interrogates the Agambean notion of “bare life” in the camp: life stripped bare of its humanity and dignity by the state of exception. We convey this through the lens of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (2017) to show that bare life exists both inside and outside for Indigenous people and the sovereign lives not in law but in the state of exception. The settler and not the state alone embodies this sovereign exception and the power to give or take life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Blagg
    • 1
  • Thalia Anthony
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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