ANZSIL 22nd Annual Conference - Towards international peace through international law

Date & time
Thursday 3 July – Saturday 5 July 2014

This conference will be held at University House.

Cnr Balmain Crescent & Liversidge Street, The Australian National University.

Hilary Charlesworth
BS Chimni
Dino Kritsiotis
Joseph Weiler


For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.


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.



  • Hilary Charlesworth »

    Hilary Charlesworth is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Professor in RegNet and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice, ANU. She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the ANU College of Law. Her research interests are in international law and human rights law.

  • BS Chimni »

    Professor BS Chimni is a Professor at the Centre for International Legal Studies(CILS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was formerly Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. He has been a Visiting Professor at the International Center for Comparative Law and Politics, Tokyo University, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Visiting Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Public International Law, Heidelberg, and a Visiting Scholar at the Refugee Studies Center, York University, Canada. He served as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the period from 1996-2000. He is on the editorial board of several national and international journals like Indian Journal of International Law, International Studies, International Refugee Studies, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal & Refugee Survey Quarterly. 

  • Dino Kritsiotis »

    Dino Kritsiotis is Professor of Public International Law in the University of Nottingham, where he has taught since 1994. Professor Kritsiotis completed his law studies at the University of Wales College of Cardiff, and at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained his LL.M. in international law with distinction in 1992. He also holds a Diploma of International Humanitarian Law, also awarded with distinction, by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1993. His teaching and research interests concern international law and the use of force, international humanitarian law, general international law, as we as the history and theory of international law. He is widely published in these fields.

  • Joseph Weiler »

    Joseph Weiler is President of the European University Institute (EUI). Previously he served as Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School and subsequently as Director of the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law. Weiler is  Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and theInternational Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON). Weiler is also an Honorary Professor at University College London and the University of Copenhagen, and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. He holds a PhD. in European Law from the EUI, Florence and honorary degrees from numerous European universities.


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