22 min

The weird and wonderful world of micronations Seriously Social

    • Society & Culture

Have you ever wanted to be Queen? Perhaps Grand Poobah? How simple is it to just start your own nation, and is it even legal? In this episode, Dr Harry Hobbs from the University of Technology Sydney is our travel guide through the weird and wonderful world of micronations. Guest James Blackwell, Research Fellow in Indigenous Diplomacy at the Australian National University, uncovers how Australia’s lack of recognition of sovereign states has had serious and ongoing impacts on Indigenous sovereignty and constitutional recognition.
USEFUL LINKS
How to Rule Your Own Country: The Weird and Wonderful World of Micronations Harry Hobbs and George Williams
The Geneva Conventions and their Commentaries The International Committee of the Red Cross
Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States University of Oslo
Creating a Nation to Save the Planet Harry Hobbs
Treaty of Waitangi NZ History
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice National Indigenous Australians Agency
Uluru Statement from the Heart
 
 

Have you ever wanted to be Queen? Perhaps Grand Poobah? How simple is it to just start your own nation, and is it even legal? In this episode, Dr Harry Hobbs from the University of Technology Sydney is our travel guide through the weird and wonderful world of micronations. Guest James Blackwell, Research Fellow in Indigenous Diplomacy at the Australian National University, uncovers how Australia’s lack of recognition of sovereign states has had serious and ongoing impacts on Indigenous sovereignty and constitutional recognition.
USEFUL LINKS
How to Rule Your Own Country: The Weird and Wonderful World of Micronations Harry Hobbs and George Williams
The Geneva Conventions and their Commentaries The International Committee of the Red Cross
Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States University of Oslo
Creating a Nation to Save the Planet Harry Hobbs
Treaty of Waitangi NZ History
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice National Indigenous Australians Agency
Uluru Statement from the Heart
 
 

22 min

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