Past events

05
Oct
2012
1.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Anna Hood, University of Melbourne
Anna’s presentation will explore the idea that Security Council legislation can be understood as a form of international emergency legislation because it closely mirrors extraordinary forms of law-making adopted by domestic governments in times of...
21
Sep
2012
Adrienne Stone
5.30PM to 7.00PM Lecture
  • Professor Adrienne Stone, The University of Melbourne

The tension between law and democracy is most vividly illustrated by constitutional law: courts exercise their powers to over-turn the work of the democratically elected arms of government. 

20
Sep
2012
5.30PM to 7.00PM Lecture
  • Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice

Judge Christopher Weeramantry, AM is a former Judge of the International Court of Justice(ICJ) (1991 to 2000) serving as Vice-President of the ICJ from 1997 to 2000. Prior to that service, Justice Weeramantry was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka from 1967 to 1972 and a Professor at Monash University. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Monash University.

20-22
Sep
2012
9.00AM to 5.00PM Conference

This year's Public Law Weekend theme is Law and Democracy, which seeks to examine the complements and tensions between the two ideals. Law can of course maintain the smooth functioning of democracy, helping people to establish voice and participation in the exercise of authority, through electoral, associational, information and communication protections.

31
Aug
2012
12.30PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Dr Nick Seddon, Will Bateman and Assoc Prof Daniel Stewart

In Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2012] HCA 23 a majority of the High Court invalidated a Commonwealth funding agreement for the provision of chaplaincy services at a Queensland State school. In the process the case overturned widely...

17
Aug
2012
1.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Michael Curtotti, Acting Deputy University Counsel, The Australian National University
The Defence Trade Control Bill raises difficult problems at the intersection of academic freedom, national security and human rights. For researchers, a key question raised by the Bill can be framed as follows: when will a researcher need to seek...
06-08
Aug
2012
9.00PM to 5.00PM Workshop
En/Gendering governance: From local to the global. CIPL is grateful for the financial support of the ANU Gender Institute and the ANU Centre for International Governanceand Justice, Reg Net towards the running of this workshop.
03
Aug
2012
1.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, High Commissioner of Nigeria
In the face of numerous conflicts and economic woes of our time, in what some people have described as “our troubled world,” the old age view of the limits of multilateralism and the notion that “international law is not law” appears to have gained ...
09
Sep
2011
Beverley McLachlin
6.15PM to 7.30PM Lecture
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  • The Right Honourable Madam Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, PC, Canadian Chief Justice
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The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada on January 7, 2000. She had been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. Prior to that, she was Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989, a judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 1985 to 1988, a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1981 to 1985, and a judge of the Vancouver County Court from April 1981 to September 1981.

20
May
2011
1.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Mr Roger Wilkins AO
This lunch time seminar provides a great opportunity for the ARC to promote public discussion about issues raised in the Consultation Paper Judicial Review in Australia, released by the Council for comments. There have been considerable changes to the...

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