Past events

20
Sep
2018
Hands
1.00PM to 2.00PM Workshop
  • Nathan MacDonald, Senior Policy Lawyer, Law Council of Australia
  • John Farrell, Policy Lawyer, Law Council of Australia

Submissions are contributions made by civil society to law reform inquiries. They are a vital aspect of the legal system, allowing the public to participate in the lawmaking process and to scrutinise existing laws.

19
Sep
2018
RBG
7.30PM to 10.30PM Film screening
  • Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU College of Law
  • Dr Heather Roberts, ANU College of Law
  • Prue Bindon, Barrister

RBG, a documentary directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, explores the career, legal legacy and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court.

05
Sep
2018
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6.00PM to 7.30PM Film screening
  • Professor Siobhán Wills, Ulster University
  • Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM, ANU College of Law
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall, ANU College of Law

Between 2005 and 2007, United Nations peacekeeping troops carried out several raids in Cité Soleil - an economically depressed neighbourhood of Port au Prince, Haiti.

23
May
2018
Gareth Evans
7.00PM to 8.00PM Amnesty-ANU Law 2018 Speaker Series
  • Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor, The Australian National University

Register now for this rare opportunity to hear one of Australia’s most experienced politicians and speakers set out what the international community can to do to protect populations against the mass abuse of human rights.

07
May
2018
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6.00PM to 7.30PM Q&A panel
  • Heidi Yates, the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner and inaugural chair of the ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council

Whilst the fight for same sex marriage legislation has been won, a lot of challenges restricting the rights of our LGBTIQ* community remain. Why are intersex children still facing surgical mutilation to make their body conform to a binary conception of sex?

19
Apr
2018
The Trump Muslim Ban
5.30PM to 6.30PM Public lecture
  • Professor Aaron Fellmeth, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Immediately after assuming office, President Donald Trump issued blanket suspensions on immigration from seven Muslim countries, including refugees, valid visa holders, and lawful permanent residents.

18
Apr
2018
Gillian Triggs
7.00PM to 8.00PM Amnesty-ANU Law 2018 Speaker Series
  • Gillian Triggs, Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Gillian Triggs will examine the state of play of human rights in Australia and revisit the case for an Australian Bill of Rights. 

27
Mar
2018
David Manne
7.30PM to 8.30PM Amnesty-ANU Law 2018 Speaker Series
  • David Manne, Executive Director of Refugee Legal

Executive Director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, will assess the current state of asylum and refugee policy in Australia.

27
Nov
2017
NT Juvenile
1.00PM to 2.00PM Seminar
  • Mary Spiers Williams, ANU Law School

On 17 November 2017 the Royal Commission's report on the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory was released. As expected, the Commissioners condemned the conditions of custody and were highly critical of the limitations of the sentencing regime and the lack of diversionary
options for children at every stage of the process, amongst many other matters.

05
Oct
2017
Denial
7.30PM to 9.30PM Panel discussion
  • A/Prof Rosanne Kennedy
  • A/Prof Jolyon Ford

<>Denial tells the story of when historian Deborah Lipstadt was pursued in the UK courts by a notorious Holocaust denier in the Irving v Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt case. Due to libel laws favouring the plaintiff at that time, the onus fell on Lipstadt to prove that Irving was wrong - effectively putting the truth of the Holocaust on trial.

 

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