International Law and the High Court

Date & time

12–1pm Friday 16 March 2018


Attorney-General's Department

3 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra


Dr Christopher Ward SC, Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law


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Nicole Harman

Presented by The Centre for International & Public Law

CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar

Part 2: The practical applications of International Law before the High Court

Join a group of 20–25 CIPL members at a monthly brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear short presentations by specialists on recent developments in international law, followed by general discussion.

This discussion will consider some particular topics of international law as they have been raised before the High Court of Australia, including human rights, extradition, self-incrimination and extraterritorial criminal law and state and diplomatic immunities.

Should people register and then be unable to attend, they are kindly asked to cancel their booking so that others can attend.


  • Dr Christopher Ward SC »

    Dr Christopher Ward SC is a Senior Counsel at the New South Wales Bar and works extensively in the field of international law and related constitutional matters.

    He is an Honorary Professor at the College of Law, Australian National University, and is the President of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association. He has particular expertise as an advocate in cases which involve the domestic and international law interface, and has worked regularly in areas as diverse as human rights, maritime boundaries and diplomatic immunity. He also regularly accepts instructions in appellate and significant commercial and public law matters. As an advocate he has appeared successfully before all major Australian courts and tribunals, including the High Court of Australia.

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