Part of the ANZSIL Annual Conference series
The 22nd annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) will take place from Thursday, 3 July 2014 to Saturday, 5 July 2014 at University House at the Australian National University, hosted by the Centre for International and Public Law, ANU College of Law.
The theme of ‘Towards international peace through international law’ has been chosen to resonate with the commemorations taking place around the world in 2014 to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War 1.
The conference will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the project of achieving international peace through international law that has shaped the past century, and the role that international lawyers have played in the pursuit of that goal.
Themes for discussion include the legacy of World War 1 and the development of international law; the changing visions of peace and security that have informed the development of international law; how trauma and the memory of war have shaped international law as an ideal, a set of institutions, a commitment, and a project; how international law has responded to changes in the nature of war and new threats to peace and security; what happens when the pursuit of peace and security comes into conflict with other values such as justice, equality, or self-determination; the expanding mandate of the Security Council; the securitization of international law; disarmament and international law, and mechanisms and techniques for achieving the peaceful settlement of disputes that have been and are being developed by international lawyers.