- Bill Campbell PSM QC, General Counsel (International Law), Office of International Law, Attorney-General’s Department
Australia’s engagement with international courts and tribunals over the past 20 years has increased markedly, in part due to its acceptance of new forms of contentious jurisdiction, but also because states and private actors have become more litigious.
- 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.
- Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Chulalongkorn University
The Thai state is known for its long and deep entanglement with Buddhism. Buddhism provided guidance, constraints, as well as legitimacy for traditional Siamese kings, who returned the favor in the form of special treatment and subsidies to the Thai Buddhist order.
- Bob Brown, The Bob Brown Foundation
- A/Prof Amelia Simpson, ANU College of Law
The Centre for International and Public Law and The Australia Institute are pleased to host a discussion of the High Court’s decision in Brown v Tasmania  HCA 43.
- Judge David Re
Judge David Re was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as an international judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, the Netherlands (STL) in 2010, and is the Presiding Judge of its Trial Chamber, which is hearing the first international terrorism trial.
- Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, Professor of EU Institutional Law and Comparative Law, University Saint Louis, Brussels
The Catalan independence process was first ushered in by the adoption of a Parliamentary resolution in January 2013, asserting the right of self-determination of the Catalan nation. Ever since, the various attempts made by the Catalan authorities towards independence have met fierce resistance from the national authorities.
- Prof James Stellios, ANU College of Law
- A/Prof Leighton McDonald, ANU College of Law
- Kristy Katavic, Blackburn Chambers
- Cain Sibley, Clayton Utz
- Robert Orr QC, Australian Government Solicitor
This seminar will involve a range of speakers discussing recent cases on the basic features, and limits, of the Australian regime for challenging administrative decisions, and trends which emerge from them.
- Professor Tim McCormack, DFAT Visiting Legal Fellow
It is true that the ICC represents a natural progression from Nuremberg and Tokyo post-WWII, the ICTY and ICTR in the early 1990s and the proliferation of hybrid and internationalised criminal courts and tribunals since.
- Patrick W Pearsall, Former Chief of Investment Arbitration for the United States
Patrick W Pearsall, the former Chief of Investment Arbitration for the United States, will present his recommendations on how to run an efficient and successful defence when confronted with an investment arbitration claim.
- Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC
The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC will speak on the topic of Sir Robert Garran.
The Hon Justice Stephen John Gageler AC was appointed to the High Court in October 2012. At the time of his appointment he was Solicitor-General of...