The Trump muslim ban: Litigating international human rights before US courts

Date & time

5.30–6.30pm Thursday 19 April 2018


Phillipa Weeks Staff Library

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Professor Aaron Fellmeth, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


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Presented by ANU Law Reform & Social Justice and The Centre for International & Public Law

Public lecture
The Trump Muslim Ban

Immediately after assuming office, President Donald Trump issued blanket suspensions on immigration from seven Muslim countries, including refugees, valid visa holders, and lawful permanent residents. A series of legal challenges ensued, resulting in restraining orders against the bans and prompting Trump to revise the bans twice. The U.S. Supreme Court has partially upheld the bans pending full consideration of the case, which is now before it anew.

In his lecture, Professor Fellmeth will explain the Trump Muslim Ban, the litigation surrounding it, and how these fit into the larger problem of U.S. legislative, executive, and judicial marginalization of international human rights law.


  • Aaron Fellmeth »

    Aaron Fellmeth is a professor of law and a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is also a faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, and the Center for Law and Global Affairs at Arizona State University. Professor Fellmeth is a leading expert in public international law and international business transactions.

    He has published extensively on international legal theory, the history of international law, the international law of armed conflict, international trade law, human rights, and intellectual property law. He teaches Public International Law, International Business Transactions, International Law of Armed Conflict, International Human Rights Law, and Intellectual Property Law.


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