Corporations, Diplomats and Wikileaks

Date & time
10.30–11.30am Monday 22 February 2016
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton
Professor Robert McCorquodale, Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London 


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


The scope of international law has expanded  to include non-State actors and aspects of State practice previously immune. This talk will look at two of these areas: the development of business responsibility for human rights abuses; and the reduction in diplomatic immunity. Both of these developments have implications for both the practice and understanding of international law.

Professor Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He is also Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham, and a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London. Before embarking on an academic career, he worked as a solicitor in commercial litigation with King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and Herbert Smith Freehills in London. Robert’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of public international law and human rights law, with a particular focus on business and human rights issues, as well as the rule of law. He has published extensively on these areas, and has provided advice and training to governments, corporations, law firms, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and peoples concerning these issues.

RSVP is essential for entry into DFAT, please RSVP by COB Friday 19 February.

Additional Materials


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team