Past events

28
Oct
2016
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9.00AM to 5.00PM Conference

A leading administrative law conference will be held at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, 28 October 2016. The Public Law Weekend, run by the Centre for International and Public Law, is one of Australia’s preeminent public law conferences. 

27
Oct
2016
The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett, AO SC
6.00PM to 7.30PM Lecture
  • The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett, AO SC

What do appellate courts do when faced with an argument or an issue not raised below? What do appellate courts do when they want to, or are asked to, come to a conclusion as to which there is no evidence?  

27
Oct
2016
Michelle Jarvis
12.30PM to 1.30PM Lecture
  • Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY. 

24
Aug
2016
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5.30PM to 6.30PM Seminar
  • Will Bateman, University of Cambridge

The High Court’s decisions in the Williams v The Commonwealth cases wrought a radical change to the settled understanding of the constitutional allocation of financial power between the parliament and executive government — even where appropriation legislation exists, the Commonwealth cannot spend most public money without additional and specific authorising legislation.

17
Aug
2016
CIPL Tuesday Talks
5.30PM to 7.00PM CIPL Monthly Seminar
  • Mr Bill Campbell QC
  • Ms Katrina Cooper
  • Associate Professor David Letts
  • Professor Donald R Rothwell

On 12 July 2016, the Annex VII Tribunal on the South China Sea maritime dispute unanimously decided that there was no legal foundation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for China's nine-dash line and that China had supported activities infringing the Philipines' fishing and maritime rights.

30
Jun
2016
Justin Gleeson
6.30PM to 7.30PM Lecture
  • Justin Gleeson SC, Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

In this lecture, Justin Gleeson SC, explores some of the ways in which Australia is increasingly being drawn into the public international law space via domestic and international dispute resolution, as well as the domestic consequences of such...

20
Jun
2016
5.30PM to 6.30PM Lecture
  • The Hon Kevin Parker AC, Former Vice-President and Trial Chamber President of the ICTY in The Hague

The Hon Kevin Parker AC is a former Vice-President and Trial Chamber President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

He will provide an insider’s view of International Criminal Courts and their...

16
Jun
2016
CIPL Tuesday Talks
11.00AM to 12.00PM Seminar
  • Henry Burmester AO QC - Australian Government Solicitor
  • Anthea Roberts - Centre for International Governance and Justice, ANU
  • Stephanie Ierino - Office of International Law, Attorney-General’s Department

The Centre...

20
May
2016
12.30PM to 1.30PM Forum
  • Michael Bliss, International Legal Branch, DFAT
  • Anne Giles, Arms Control and Counter Proliferation Branch, DFAT
  • A/Prof Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law

How are new technologies going to affect the way in which wars are waged? Are ‘killer robots’ the next frontier in warfare? In this Monthly Talk, the panellists will consider international developments related to lethal autonomous weapons systems and...

19
May
2016
12.00PM to 1.00PM Lecture
  • Sir Anthony Mason, AC KBE GBM  

In this lecture, Sir Anthony Mason will consider the new formulation of the proportionality test developed over a series of High Court cases on the implied freedom of political communication. The development of this new formulation culminated in its...

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