16 August 2012
Expert comment on Ecuador embassy "raid"
International affairs expert Dr Binoy Kampmark is available for interview on the breaking story of the police "raid" on the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Police have reportedly entered the embassy to take WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Dr Kampmark, a Lecturer in RMIT University's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, is available for comment on
- The limits of diplomatic immunity
- What the host country of a diplomatic mission can do in such cases as Assange
- What could be the potential fallout of any action taken that overrides such immunity
Dr Kampmark is an expert on international relations and security.
He publishes frequently on diplomacy, conflict, and the various crises confronting international society such as refugees, "rogue" states and undocumented citizens.
Dr Kampmark is also a freelance consultant with the UK History Channel and a regular contributor to online publications including Eureka Street, CounterPunch (US) and Scoop (NZ).
He is member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the American Historical Association and the British Association for American Studies.
For interviews: RMIT University's Dr Binoy Kampmark, (03) 9925 2174 or 0400 547 842.
For general media enquiries: Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.