Past events

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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.
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.

Michelle Jarvis
12.30PM to 1.30PM Lecture
  • Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY. 

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5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Ian Clark, NTU Singapore
  • Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law

The role of the laws of war remains central to issues of peace and justice in world politics. Combining legal, historical and policy expertise, the panel will consider what can be done in practical terms by governments, NGOs and individuals to build support for the laws of war and their effective implementation.

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5.30PM to 6.45PM Seminar
  • Dr Cameron Moore, University of New England
  • A/Prof Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law

Going to war is the most profound exercise of public power, and killing in war is its most profound expression. As much as killing in war, or injuring, capturing and destroying in war, has been occurring since ancient times, there is very little in domestic or international law that expressly authorises it. 

CIPL Tuesday Talks
5.30PM to 7.00PM CIPL Monthly Seminar
  • Mr Bill Campbell QC
  • Ms Katrina Cooper
  • Associate Professor David Letts
  • Professor Donald R Rothwell

On 12 July 2016, the Annex VII Tribunal on the South China Sea maritime dispute unanimously decided that there was no legal foundation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for China's nine-dash line and that China had supported activities infringing the Philipines' fishing and maritime rights.

12.15PM to 1.30PM Seminar
  • Associate Professors Rob McLaughlin and David Letts, Co-Directors, Centre for Military and Security Law

In this lunchtime seminar, Rob and David will discuss the administrative and other legal implications of Part IIIAAA of the Defence Act 1903 (Cth) – the call-out provisions – the notice provisions and the extent to which they authorise ADF...

6.00PM to 7.00PM Lecture
  • Professor Clive Williams MG, ANU

This presentation looks at the unique characteristics of Generations Y and Z, and the implications of these characteristics for society and organisational security. The presentation also looks at the role of these two generations in terrorist groups....

5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Associate Professor David Letts, CMSL Co-Director, ANU College of Law
  • Associate Professor Rob McLaughlin, CMSL Co-Director, ANU College of Law
  • Associate Professor Hitoshi Nasu, CMSL Co-Director, ANU College of Law

The legal issues faced by Australia in dealing with the range of military and security challenges affecting the nation are broad and dynamic. Highlighting and analysing these issues has been at the core of the research activities of, and public events...

5.00PM to 6.30PM Seminar
  • Chester Brown, Sydney Law School
  • Luke Brown, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Helen James, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Michael Eburn, ANU College of Law
In the sixty-sixth session in 2014, the UN International Law Commission (ILC) adopted the Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the event of Disasters on first reading and transmitted the Draft Articles to Governments, international...


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