Recent executive orders issues by President Donald Trump have shocked many and created an unprecedented travel crisis.
- Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Volker Türk
This year, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration – the first of its kind in 65 years – which affirms the core principles of refugee protection and sets the stage for sharing responsibilities for protection more equitably and widely from the outset of refugee situations.
- Professor Steven Freeland
- Dr William Boothby
- Mr Henry Fox
Technological developments in the cyber and space arenas are progressing at a rapid rate. While there is broad agreement that international law applies to State conduct in cyberspace, there is not yet consensus on how it applies.
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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...