Past events

04
Nov
2015
5.30PM to 6.30PM Lecture
  • Dr Carmelo Danisi, University of Bologna, Italy

Among the challenges that Europe has been facing in dealing with migration flows, the compliance with international human rights obligations when a child is involved remains problematic.

While the European Union has been successful in including...

20
Oct
2015
CIPL Tuesday Talks
12.15PM to 1.15PM Seminar
  • Diwaka Prakash, Legal Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), which some have dubbed as ‘killer robots’, raise legal, ethical and practical questions regarding their potential deployment in the battlefield. LAWS will be a subject of discussion at the 2015 Meeting of...

01-02
Oct
2015
Constitutional deliberations
9.00AM to 3.00PM Conference

This year’s conference will be part of a larger project with a sister conference to be held at University College London a month later – both focussing on processes of deliberation about and under a constitution. 

08
Sep
2015
CIPL Tuesday Talks
6.00PM to 7.00PM Seminar
  • Sue Tongue, Minter Ellison

The federal courts’ approach to statutory interpretation is briefly outlined and its history is traced. The possible impact of that approach on the legislature and executive is examined. This is followed by an exploration of various responses available...

19
Aug
2015
5.30PM to 6.30PM Seminar
  • Hillel Neuer, UN Watch and Bassem Eid, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group

Human rights and international law at the coal face – in the UN and in Palestinian human rights activity

Both speakers will share their experiences of using and engaging with human rights law in their respective work environments – at the coal...

18
Aug
2015
CIPL Tuesday Talks
12.15PM to 1.15PM Seminar
  • professor Campbell McLachlan QC

How, if at all, does the law in Anglo-­Commonwealth legal systems effectively constrain the external exercise of public power? Drawing upon ground-breaking research for his new book Foreign Relations Law (Cambridge UP, 2014), McLachlan argues that...

14
Aug
2015
12.00AM Conference

This symposium honours the work of Deborah Cass, 15 February 1960 – 4 June 2013, a brilliant Australian constitutional and international lawyer. Deborah studied at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School and taught at Melbourne Law School,...

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...

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