Professor Vaughan Lowe QC and Richard Hoyle advise Norfolk Islanders in their dispute with Australia

2 June, 2016

Professor Vaughan Lowe QC and Richard Hoyle, alongside Dr Christopher Ward SC and Dr Stephen Tully, recently advised the Norfolk Island People for Democracy in an Opinion entitled ‘In the matter of the Status of Norfolk Island as a Non-Self-Governing Territory’ as part of the ongoing high profile dispute between Norfolk Island and Australia.

The Opinion, which has recently received coverage in the Australian press, addressed the legal aspects of whether Norfolk Island can be considered a Non-Self-Governing territory within the meaning of Article 73 of the Charter of the United Nations.