Criminal Law

Dr Hopkins appointed ACT Special Magistrate

Why every law student should go to prison (clinically speaking)

Meet Zoran Iliev, forensic scientist and ANU Juris Doctor student

Professor Kimmo Nuotio

Professor Kimmo Nuotio is professor of criminal law at the University of Helsinki. He is a criminal law scholar with a broad interest in the field. He has published on issues such as terrorist offences, comparative criminal law, Nordic and Finnish criminal law, European criminal law, criminal law and cultural diversity, often from a theoretical angle.

Kennedy exceptionalism, the Vietnam War, and the limits of counterfactual history

If John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated on November 22, 1963, would the US have committed ground troops to Vietnam – a decision that led to what is widely recognised as the worst debacle in American military history? This counterfactual what-if, often referred to as “Kennedy exceptionalism,” has obsessed historians for two generations.

POSTPONED: The International Criminal Court at 20 years: activities, successes and challenges ahead

The ICC has come a long way in the 20 years since the adoption of its founding treaty, the Rome Statute for the ICC. Helen Brady, a senior prosecutor at the Court and one of the negotiators and drafters of the Rome Statute, will discuss the ICC’s recent activities, highlight some of its successes, and reflect on several challenges the Court still faces as the world’s first permanent international criminal court.


Professor Heller holds academic appointments at the University of Amsterdam and the ANU College of Law. He has extensive experience in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law.

The crime of aggression: Useless, anachronistic - and beautiful

This presentation will argue that the ICC’s newly-adopted crime of aggression is useless, anachronistic, and yet beautiful. The crime is useless because the jurisdictional regime adopted by the Assembly of States Parties ensures that the Court will never prosecute anyone for aggression. The crime is anachronistic because, since the Vietnam War, the international community has largely shifted its attention from preventing aggression to limiting atrocity.


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