- 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.
- Ms Melissa Ford, Attorney-General's Department
- Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow
Ms Melissa Ford, from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow, will provide an update on the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, now attracting ratifications at a quickening pace with significance for Australia
- Dr Christopher Ward SC, Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law
This discussion will consider some particular topics of international law as they have been raised before the High Court of Australia, including human rights, extradition, self-incrimination and extraterritorial criminal law and state and diplomatic immunities.
- Professor James Stellios, ANU College of Law
- Commentator: Professor William Gummow AC
At its inception, the role of the Federal Court in the development of constitutional law was not entirely clear, nor was its relationship to other courts such as the High Court and the State Supreme Courts.
- Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri, Latrobe University
What are judicial loyalties, and how do they condition the exercise of judicial power? This paper explores the informal dimension of judicial politics and its implications for our understanding of judicial power in weakly institutionalized democracies.
The possible interactions between treaty and custom are generally considered by reference to the well-established framework set out by the International Court of Justice in the North Sea Continental Shelf Cases of 1969; namely, the declaratory, crystallising and generating effects of a treaty (as for a resolution) on a customary rule.
- Judith Levine, Senior Legal Counsel Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague
- Chaired by: Jesse Clarke, Assistant Secretary Office of International Law Attorney-General’s Department
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an intergovernmental organization established by treaty in 1899 to facilitate the resolution of disputes between states without recourse to war.