Transnational counter-terrorism—Australian perspectives

Date & time

9am–6pm Thursday 20 February 2020


Moot Court, ANU College of Law (Building 6A), 5 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601


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Presented by Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL)

CIPL Workshop
Transnational counter-terrorism—Australian perspectives

The workshop is organised in conjunction with the Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), ANU College of Law.

Countering terrorism is an increasingly transnational activity, with cooperation in intelligence and security, the proliferation of international laws on countering terrorism, the development of regional and sectoral organisations involved in counter terrorism, and the continued penetration of domestic law and policy by transnationally-determined priorities and approaches.

As a major intelligence actor, but not a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Australia is both a norm entrepreneur and a recipient of international norms. Australia’s domestic counter-terrorism law framework has also been influenced by approaches to countering terrorism in other countries. This raises questions of the rule of law and accountability in at least two dimensions: first, how does and can Australia foster a rule of law-based approach to countering terrorism in its international and transnational activity, and secondly what challenges does the reception of transnational counter-terrorism in Australia pose to the rule of law and accountability ‘at home’.

Call for Papers

This workshop aims to explore these questions, and hopes to attract participants and presenters from multiple disciplines (including but not limited to law, international relations, and security studies) and from different professional backgrounds (including but not limited to academia, civil society, government, and industry). We welcome proposals for presentations at the workshop that explore the matters that transnationalism in counter-terrorism give rise to in and for Australia with a particular focus, where possible, on the rule of law and accountability.

Modest funds are available to support travel and accommodation in cases of need, that is where a speaker does not have access to sufficient funding in their home institution or organisation to support their participation. Graduate students and civil society speakers will be prioritised for funding support.

Prof. Fiona de Londras, Honorary Professor ANU College of Law, Chair of Global Legal Studies University of Birmingham
Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza, Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law 

Deadline for Proposals: 7 January 2020 
Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words.



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