The federal government’s crackdown on asylum seekers through its Operation Sovereign Borders program and legalising torture are some of the topics featured in the first 2014 International Advocate, being launched tonight.
The student-run journal has been published quarterly by the ANU International Law Society since 2012 and includes stories relating to current debates on international law, maritime law and their ramifications in a legal context. Stories come from undergraduate students, researchers and teaching staff as well as those from private and governmental organisations.
To coincide with the launch, ANU Professor of International Law, Don Rothwell, will deliver a speech on the current developments involving international law and Australia, including the debate over the international legal validity of Operation Sovereign Borders and the pending decision of the International Court in the Whaling case that will delivered on Monday, 31 March.
Professor Rothwell has also been following the Timor litigation and recent decision of the International Court of Justice.
The International Advocate is available online.