A symposium on alternative traditions of law, norms and rules
- Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia
Water is key to the existence of life. From the nourishment of our physical selves, to sanitation, health, agriculture, and energy production our existence and way of life depends upon access to adequate and reliable supplies of fresh-water.
- Geoffrey Robertson QC
In 1967, Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler approached a young Geoffrey Robertson to join the Board of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) to examine the special problems of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the courts.
- Nathan MacDonald, Senior Policy Lawyer, Law Council of Australia
- John Farrell, Policy Lawyer, Law Council of Australia
Submissions are contributions made by civil society to law reform inquiries. They are a vital aspect of the legal system, allowing the public to participate in the lawmaking process and to scrutinise existing laws.
- Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU College of Law
- Dr Heather Roberts, ANU College of Law
- Prue Bindon, Barrister
RBG, a documentary directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, explores the career, legal legacy and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court.
This reading group, convened by author and philosopher of aesthetics Robyn Ferrell, now an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, will excavate the history of critical theory from Benjamin and Adorno, with a focus on theoretical work by leading figures in recent years and on contemporary issues of the most urgent importance.
- Julen Etxabe, University of Helsinki
A growing body of scholarship suggests that judges all over the world – from Canada to South Africa, from India to Israel, from Western Europe to Australia – increasingly consult, and borrow from, the decisions of other courts as persuasive authority.
- Professor Desmond Manderson, ANU College of Law
Professor Manderson keynotes this event being held at the University of Wollongong’s Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC).
- Dr Annemarie Devereux
Ensuring accountability for human rights violations is a central tenet of the international human rights framework.
- Professor Siobhán Wills, Ulster University
- Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM, ANU College of Law
- Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall, ANU College of Law
Between 2005 and 2007, United Nations peacekeeping troops carried out several raids in Cité Soleil - an economically depressed neighbourhood of Port au Prince, Haiti.