Chan and Sukumaran execution 'illegal', but Indonesia ignores Australia again

Legal advice suggested that Indonesia's behaviour in the lead-up to the executions represented "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment"
The Age (Australia)
Friday, May 1, 2015

The execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran was illegal under international law, but Australia's request that Indonesia submit to the judgment of the International Court of Justice was ignored. The Australian ambassador asked Indonesia's consent on March 10 to explore the issue before the international court, but the Foreign Minister still has not had a reply. The Australian government had strong legal advice that the men's execution was illegal under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Indonesia signed in 2006. (See also: Bali nine execution: pair's lawyer describes 'machinery of death)