Human Rights Law and Policy

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Audits and reporting schemes: A business case for human rights due diligence

Alumna embarks on new chapter in global law journey at Oxford

Securing maritime boundaries in the Pacific

Pacific leaders last year "acknowledged the urgency and importance of securing the region’s maritime boundaries as a key issue for the development and security of the region" (49th Pacific Islands Forum Communique).

Engaging armed non-State actors across the Indo-Pacific Region on humanitarian norms: Geneva Call’s approach and experience

Throughout recent decades, warfare has evolved to feature greater involvement of armed non-State actors (ANSAs). Today, the majority of armed conflicts around the world are marked by the participation of at least one ANSA. By increasing humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, Geneva Call believes the international community will ultimately improve the protection of conflict-affected populations and can be effective in enhancing respect for humanitarian norms.

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.

Corporations and human rights regulations

This talk will consider the regulation of corporations for the human rights impacts of their activities. It will include the role of legislation, industry sectors and civil society, as well as courts, in regulation of the actions of corporations that abuse human rights. It will use the framework of developments in the area of responsible business conduct, especially of human rights due diligence, and changing corporate expectations.

Ms

Kelly's research focuses on human rights law, transitional justice, North Korea, and refugee law. Kelly is developing a victim-focused transitional justice design for future Korea to deal with victims of human rights violations in North Korea.

Dr

Annemarie is an experienced international, constitutional and human right lawyer. Within Australia, she has worked for the Office of International Law in the Attorney-General's Department. With the United Nations, she has worked with three peacekeeping missions in East Timor, the Security Council's Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate in New York, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and Nepal, as well as with several International Commissions of Inquiry.

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