Five senior academics from the ANU College of Law will represent Australia this week at the 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, the key global gathering of international law scholars and practitioners.
The Conference, which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, is built around the theme of North–South divisions in the interpretation and application of international law, and seeks to explore recent developments around the world.
ANU Law Deputy Dean Professor Donald Rothwell will be presenting a working group report on the topic, Baselines under the International Law of the Sea, at the conference and recording an audio visual lecture on the Law of Sea and Polar regions for the UN website.
Associate Professor Rob McLaughlin will be speaking in theInternational Humanitarian Law session on the Law of War.
Adjunct Professor Chris Ward – who is also President of theAustralian Branch of the Australian International Law Association – and Associate Professors David Letts and Hitoshi Nasu from the ANU College of Law’s Centre for Military and Security Law will also be attending the conference.
While in South Africa, Associate Professors Letts and McLaughlin will present a training session on command responsibility to participants of the South African National Defence Force’sAdvanced Law of Armed Conflict course, and deliver a seminar on the South China Sea at the University of Cape Town.