What is CIPL?
The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) was established in 1990 with an objective to focus and develop its areas of expertise on the relationship between governments, and between governments and their citizens.
Working with an outstanding Advisory Board current Director Kim Rubenstein ensures that CIPL plays a vigorous and lively role in public debate.
We convene two major conferences each year - the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Annual Conference and
the Public Law Weekend.
Annual Geoffrey Sawer Lecture
The Annual Geoffrey Sawer Lecture honours Geoffrey Sawer, the first full-time Professor of Law at the Australian National University.
The Annual Kirby lecture on International Law
The Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law is an initiative, established by CIPL, to recognise The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG’s long passion and service to International Law.
In addition to the Australian Year Book of International Law, we also publish
- a five Volume CIPL Series Connecting International Law with Public Law (Cambridge University Press)
- the Law and Policy Papers series through Federation Press.