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The Australian National University

Centre for International & Public Law

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.

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Working with an outstanding Advisory Board current Director James Stellios ensures that CIPL plays a vigorous and lively role in public debate.

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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.

Updated: 11 December 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director, CIPL / Page Contact:  College Outreach & Administrative Support Team