The International Legal Protection of Academic Freedom and its recognition under Australian Domestic Law

Date & time

12.30–1.30pm Tuesday 15 August 2017


Moot Court

Level 3, ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow


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Nicole Harman

Presented by The Centre for International & Public Law

CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
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Join a group of academics for a brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear a short presentation followed by discussion.

It is confidently assumed that academic freedom offers broad protection, but can it be counted on? If it has substance, what is it? How is it guaranteed by international standards, and are these reflected in Australian domestic law? Whose interests are protected and how? These are some of the issues which Dr Taylor will address in a discussion of the dimensions of academic freedom as developed under the twin UN Covenants (the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) and the European Convention, with corresponding analysis of protection available domestically.

Should people register and then be unable to attend, they are kindly asked to cancel their booking so that others can attend.


  • Dr Paul Taylor »

    Dr Paul Taylor is a CIPL Visiting Fellow. He has written extensively on competition law, intellectual property and international human rights law. His publications most relevant to this topic are Freedom of Religion (published by Cambridge University Press) and a chapter on religious choice in Religion and Human Rights by Oxford University Press. He first became engaged with issues of conscience through involvement in advocacy and trial observation during the Cold War era.


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