Past events

13
Aug
2015
Gerry Simpson
6.30PM to 7.30PM Lecture
  • Professor Gerry Simpson, The University of Melbourne

On 12 October 1915, an English nurse, Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans in Brussels and partly as a result, there emerged an almost entirely novel way of thinking about international law. Defeated enemies became ‘war criminals’, atrocities became ‘crimes against humanity’ and (a certain sort of) war became ‘aggression’. 

06
Aug
2015
Daphne Barak Erez and Kim Rubenstein
12.00PM to 1.00PM Discussion
  • Justice Daphne Barak Erez, Supreme Court of Israel and Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law

The Gender Institute, the Centre for International and Public Law and the ANU Law Students Society welcome students from around the campus, and interested academics to come and hear Professor Kim Rubenstein in Conversation with Justice Daphne Barak...

05
Aug
2015
Daphne Barak Erez
6.00PM to 7.30PM Lecture
  • Justice Daphne Barak Erez, Supreme Court of Israel

Court rulings given in the past serve as primary sources for the writing of history. At the same time, occasionally, judicial decisions themselves consist of history writing. This history writing should be of interest. Indeed, judges are not expert...

28
Jul
2015
6.00PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Professor Donald R Rothwell, Deputy Dean, ANU College of Law

The construction of artificial islands by coastal states within their claimed maritime zones raises a series of fundamental issues for international law and the law of the sea. While some of these activities may be entirely consistent with coastal...

17
Jul
2015
2.00PM to 5.00PM Seminar
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein (ANU College of Law)
  • Associate Professor David Letts (ANU College of Law)
  • Stephanie Ierino and John Reid (Attorney-General's Department)
  • WGCDR Pat Keane (Australian Defence Force)
  • Ron Bartsch (AvLaw International)
  • Greg French (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

On 17 July 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine while enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Onboard the aircraft, nearly two thirds of the passengers were Dutch citizens but there were also a significant number of...

10
Jul
2015
12.30PM to 1.30PM Seminar
  • Steven Ratner, University of Michigan
In a world suffused with conflict and human misery, global justice remains one of the most compelling missions of our time. Although philosophers of global justice have often stayed clear of legal institutions, international law plays a critical role...
23
Jun
2015
CIPL Tuesday Talks
12.15PM to 1.15PM Seminar
  • Cary Scott-Kemmis, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In 2016 United Nations treaty negotiations for an agreement on ‘marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction’ will commence.  Negotiations for this prospective agreement – which would build on existing international legal architecture under the Law...

11
Jun
2015
5.30PM to 6.30PM Lecture
  • Bernard Collaery, Collaery Lawyers

Hear Bernard Collaery explain the law or lack thereof behind the raid on his Canberra office over alleged espionage revelations . . . and how the ICJ has ordered Attorney-General Brandis to cease espionage against East Timor, seal documents that ASIO...

03
Jun
2015
5.30PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner
  • Dr Genevieve Ebbeck, Australian Government Solicitor
  • Cain Sibley, Clayton Utz
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law
The consideration by the High Court of administrative law continues to take place principally in the context of the Migration Act. But these Migration Act and other recent judgments have implications for a wide range of administrative decision-making...
02
Jun
2015
5.30PM to 6.30PM Seminar
  • Joanne Kinslor, Kinslor Prince Lawyers

The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations recently found that Australia breached its human rights obligations under article 17(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by unlawful interference in the family life of...

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