Past events

08
Mar
2018
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1.50PM to 4.20PM Workshop

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.

20
Nov
2017
Bob Brown and Amelia Simpson
5.30PM to 7.00PM Discussion
  • 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 [2017] HCA 43. 

31
Oct
2017
United Nations
12.30PM to 1.30PM CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
  • Dr Jeremy Farrall, Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University

This seminar will present early findings from a 4-year ARC Discovery Project on why and when non-permanent Security Council members have succeeded in influencing the Council’s decision-making process, despite lacking the veto power. 

12
Oct
2017
The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC
6.30PM to 7.30PM Public lecture
  • 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...

05
Oct
2017
World currency
5.30PM to 7.00PM CIPL Seminar
  • International lawyer Stephane Brabant
  • AFP Commander Peter Crozier
  • Dr Kath Hall

Over recent years there has been a flurry of regulatory activity in relation to foreign bribery and corruption. Last year multi-national companies paid over $2.9 billion to resolve cases in the US, and Rolls Royce entered the largest deferred prosecution agreement in the UK for over $1.1 billion. 

28
Sep
2017
European Court of Human Rights
12.30PM to 1.30PM CIPL International Law Lunchtime Seminar
  • Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to a fair trial in civil and criminal proceedings. The Article 6 rights are the most heavily-litigated Convention rights before the European Court of Human Rights, generating a large and complex body of case law. 

26
Sep
2017
Udit Bhatia
3.00PM to 4.00PM Seminar
  • Udit Bhatia, University of Oxford

Why should we prefer democracy to an epistocracy of competent persons? In his response to this question, David Estlund appeals to the ‘demographic objection’.

08-09
Sep
2017
Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM Conference

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

06
Sep
2017
Aleksander Marsavelski
4.00PM to 5.00PM Seminar
  • Dr Aleksandar Marsavelski, Visiting Fellow, ANU Centre for European Studies

The political processes of most European countries today are dominated by one or more political parties. Political parties typically control two out of three branches of government: the legislative and the executive branch, leaving only the judiciary independent from their influence.

05
Sep
2017
Iddo Porat
12.00PM to 1.00PM CIPL Seminar
  • Associate Professor Iddo Porat, College of Law and Business, Israel

Associate Professor Porat will give a historical and comparative review of proportionality. He will also consider some of the main lines on which the debate over proportionality has been drawn and their possible application to the Australian context.

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