Criminal Law

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Making sense of sanctions: ANU Law scholar researches impact of Global Magnitsky Act

Prosecuting Putin

Professor Tim McCormack is an expert on international criminal law and Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.   In this in conversation Tim will be joined by Sue Robertson, international legal advisor to the Australian Government and current head of the APS Integrity Taskforce to discuss his career with the International Criminal Court, looking at challenges of complex prosecutions such as that of Vladimir Putin.

Rethinking scientific communication in courts

The challenges facing evidence-based law have never been so substantial. Courts are grappling with an exponentially growing body of scientific research that is of uneven quality and transparency. Perhaps not surprisingly then, invalid or misleading forensic science evidence has contributed to many wrongful convictions in Australia and abroad. At the heart of the problem is the interdisciplinary challenge of communicating uncertainty about science to laypeople.

ANU Law scholar appointed ACT Special Magistrate

Converting curiosity into action: Rosie’s work towards abolition

ANU-NJCA Joint Conference: Therapeutic Jurisprudence

This joint conference brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policymakers and other experts to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system.

World Day Against the Death Penalty: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

Observed annually on October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty unifies and mobilises civil society, political leaders, lawyers, and public opinion in pursuit of universal abolition of the death penalty. 2022 also marks the centenary of one of the world’s earliest statutory abolitions in the Australian state of Queensland.

Abolition may now be widely embraced as a norm of international human rights law, but its establishment as a comprehensive and irrevocable fact remains elusive. 

How studying law became a family affair for Kate and Emma Roff


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