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Britt Lapthorne Update: Autopsy Fails To Reveal Cause Of Death

  • October 17th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross

britt-update.jpgThe official report into Australian backpacker Britt Lapthorne’s death offers no information about how she died, said her father yesterday.

Dale Lapthorne said the report (released 14.10.08) revealed no evidence of foul play and answered no questions about how the 21-year old died. … Read More »

DNA Tests Confirm Body Is Aussie Britt Lapthorne

  • October 16th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross

britt.jpgFamily and friends of missing Australian backpacker Britt Lapthorne, had their worst fears confirmed on Saturday (11.10.08), with police confirming the badly damaged body found in waters off Dubrovnik last week belonged to the 21 year old Melbourne student.

Deputy Police Chief Ivan Kukrica told a press conference that DNA tests on the body, in the Croatian capital of Zabreb, matched samples taken from Britt’s father Dale Lapthorne and from her toothbrush.

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‘Never Again!’ – R2P Book Could Save Lives

  • September 28th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross

garethevans.jpgA new book by International Crisis Group (ICG) President and former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, shows how the emergence of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine may fundamentally change the international landscape. It could potentially save many lives. … Read More »

Extraordinary EU Summit On Georgia

  • September 6th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross


eu-summit-1908.jpgA special European summit in Brussels (1.9.08) ended without sanctions against Russia, though the 27-nation bloc unanimously condemned Russia’s decision to recognise the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia — and spoke of comprehensive support to Georgia. … Read More »