- The Honourable Robert French AC, Distinguished Honorary Professor at ANU College of Law and former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
What do constitutional interpretation and legal education have in common?
- Associate Professor David Letts, ANU College of Law
At present there are a number of confidence building measures underway, led by different organisations, that seek to address regional tensions in the maritime domain in South East Asia.
- Professor Miranda Stewart, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Miranda Stewart will present on the effects of budgets and public policy for gender equality, with a particular focus on tax and social policy and the impact on wellbeing of women and families.
- A/Prof Jeremy Farrall, ANU College of Law
- A/Prof Phillip Drew, ANU College of Law
The 14 April 2018 military strikes against Syria by France, the United Kingdom and the United States in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime raise a number of issues of international law.
- H.E. Abel Guterres, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Timor-Leste
- Amelia Telec, Senior Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor
- Justin Whyatt, Assistant Secretary, Transnational and Sea Law Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
On 6 March 2018, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Timor-Leste’s Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister for the Delimitation of Borders and the Agent in the Conciliation, His Excellency Mr Hermenegildo Pereira, signed the Treaty Between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste establishing their maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea.
- Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer, Griffith Law School
This paper analyses the layers of legal protection in post-conflict Afghanistan for sexual assault by Afghan armed forces, with a focus on US, Canada, The Netherlands and Australian forces as part of ISAF.
- Professor Aaron Fellmeth, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Immediately after assuming office, President Donald Trump issued blanket suspensions on immigration from seven Muslim countries, including refugees, valid visa holders, and lawful permanent residents.
- Gillian Triggs, Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Gillian Triggs will examine the state of play of human rights in Australia and revisit the case for an Australian Bill of Rights.
- Associate Professor Sarah Heathcote, Deputy Director, Centre for International and Public Law
- Simon Brinsmead, Senior Legal Officer, Office of International Law, Attorney-General’s Department
After a survey by Sarah Heathcote of the various methods of interpretation, whether of treaty instruments or different types of unilateral acts, Simon Brinsmead will discuss interpretation within the context of International Trade and Investment Law, focussing on the interpretation of services commitments in the WTO Agreement and of investment and services commitments in preferential trade agreements.
- David Manne, Executive Director of Refugee Legal
Executive Director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, will assess the current state of asylum and refugee policy in Australia.