Past events

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6.00PM to 7.30PM Film screening
  • 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.

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5.30PM to 6.30PM Public lecture
  • Captain J. Ashley Roach, JAGC USN (Ret’d) Chair, International Law Association’s Committee on Baselines under International Law

The international law of the sea regulates the way in which States can claim their maritime zones but one point of continuing friction arises from differing interpretations applied by States in making these claims.

Cameron Moore
4.30PM to 5.00PM Book launch
  • Dr Cameron Moore, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong
  • Henry Burmester AO, QC, ANU College of Law

The Australian Defence Force, together with military forces from a number of western democracies, have for some years been seeking out and killing Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, detaining asylum seekers for periods at sea or running the judicial systems of failed states.

Prosecute; don't perpetrate
6.00PM to 7.00PM Public lecture
  • Susan Hutchinson, Prosecute; Don't perpetrate campaign
  • Gai Brodtmann, Federal Member for Canberra
  • Nikki Marczak, Director of Yazda Australia

Ending impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict

Sexual violence has always happened in times of war. These gendered crimes are often being perpetrated outside the jurisdiction of institutions willing and able to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

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8.30AM to 5.00PM Conference
  • Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, European University Viadrina
2017 marks the 35th year since the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was finalised. With the majority of States party to the LOSC, and most non-signatory states recognising the customary international law status of nearly all of the LOSC’s key provisions, the LOSC can be considered an example of successful multi-lateral treaty making.
Ben Keith
5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Mr Ben Keith, New Zealand’s Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

The conduct of covert or otherwise secretive national security activities by government entails an apparent, and often real, disconnection between those activities and the operation of generally applicable rules of public law: such activities are, necessarily, not public and, it has been suggested, cannot or should not be subject to conventional public law rules.

Photo courtesy Peter Cave
6.00PM to 7.30PM Panel discussion
  • Yves Daccord, Director-General International Committee of the Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross invite you to an exclusive Q&A on the crucial role of journalism during times of conflict.
Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM Celebration

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

Gerry Simpson
5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Professor Gerry Simpson, London School of Economics

For two decades now, I have been reading books and listening to lectures in which (and working among international lawyers for whom) the Cold War is configured as absence or gap or excuse.

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5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • A/Prof Rob McLaughlin
  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza
  • Prof Bruce Oswald
  • Prof Dale Stephens
  • A/Prof Cameron Moore

This opening seminar for 2017, hosted by the Centre for Military and Security Law, will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of Australia’s foremost military and security law experts. 


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