Connecting International and Public Law

Date & time

9am Thursday 13 August – 5pm Saturday 15 August 2009


National Europe Centre, The Australian National University


Kim Rubenstein


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CIPL initiated a series of workshops bringing public and international lawyers and public and international policy makers together for interdisciplinary discussion on selected topics and themes, extending CIPL’s unique project emphasising the links between international and public law. A book series from the workshops, jointly edited by Professor Kim Rubenstein and Professor Thomas Pogge is an outcome of this initiative, published by Cambridge University Press. 

The first workshop in July 2007 looked at the complexities of accountability and governance in a globalised world, using sanctions as a framework into the issues. The papers from that workshop are in press for the first book in the series edited by Kim Rubenstein and Jeremy Farrall, Sanctions Accountability and Governance in a Globalised World. 

In the second workshop in May 2008 CIPL joined with Professor Thomas Pogge and CAPPE (the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics) at ANU, to examine global health and access to essential medicines. The papers from this workshop are being prepared for the second book in the series, edited by Kim Rubenstein, Thomas Pogge and Matthew Rimmer, Incentives for Global Health: Patent Law and Access to Essential Medicines. 

The third workshop will be held in August 2009 and CIPL is delighted to be joining with the Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL) from the ANU College of Law to examine the topic of Environmental discourses in international and public law. ACEL was established in 1991 to create a critical mass of environmental law and policy expertise. Since its inception, ACEL has established itself as the leading centre for environmental law and policy teaching and research in Australia.



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