Past events

24
Sep
2018
Tokyo
5.00PM to 8.00PM Symposium
  • Professor Neil Boister, University of Canterbury
  • Professor Robert Cribb, Australian National University
  • Dr Kirsten Sellars, author

At the post-war Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied powers charged Japanese leaders with waging aggressive war, and committing war crimes against prisoners-ofwar and civilians. 

20
Sep
2018
Melissa Perry
6.00PM to 7.15PM Public lecture
  • Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia

Water is key to the existence of life. From the nourishment of our physical selves, to sanitation, health, agriculture, and energy production our existence and way of life depends upon access to adequate and reliable supplies of fresh-water.

23
Aug
2018
Whither academic freedom in Thailand?
1.00PM to 2.00PM CIPL Seminar
  • Dr Craig Reynolds, Honorary Professor, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Professor Anthony Connolly, ANU College of Law and ANU Academic Board
  • Sarah Bishop, PhD candidate, ANU College of Law

The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014.

15
Aug
2018
Reading group
5.00PM to 6.30PM Reading Group

This reading group, convened by author and philosopher of aesthetics Robyn Ferrell, now an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, will excavate the history of critical theory from Benjamin and Adorno, with a focus on theoretical work by leading figures in recent years and on contemporary issues of the most urgent importance.  

23
Jul
2018
Join the Vice Chancellor for the third 'packed lunch' event
12.00PM to 1.00PM Vice-Chancellor's Packed Lunches
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt

The Vice-Chancellor is regularly meeting with staff to discuss our community and better understand our campus. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the University, meet other colleagues and provide feedback on anything that may be impacting you.

05
Jul
2018
Fernand de Varennes
6.00PM to 7.15PM CIPL Seminar
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

05-07
Jul
2018
26th Annual ANZSIL Conference
9.00AM to 1.00PM Conference
  • Vincent Bernard, editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross and head, ICRC Law and Policy Forum
  • Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of Australia and Chancellor, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Anne Orford, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor; Michael D Kirby Professor of International Law; and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Yun Zhao, Head of Department of Law, University of Hong Kong

The international setting is transforming rapidly, with significant changes in the national political scene of many countries creating new challenges and opportunities for international law.

30
May
2018
Grant Wilson
5.30PM to 6.30PM Public lecture
  • Grant Wilson, Founder and CEO of Civic Capital

Amid the hype surrounding Bitcoin, the central purpose of “crypto” has been obscured. Until this changes, digital currencies are likely to remain marginalised by regulators, central banks and investment allocators, and also within academia.

15
May
2018
Deborah Widiss
1.00PM to 2.00PM College seminar
  • Professor Deborah Widiss

Legislative supremacy depends on the assumption that if the legislative branch disagrees with a judicial interpretation of a law, it may “override” that interpretation by passing a new statute or amending an existing statute. This seminar will present my research looking at the efficacy of overrides in the United States, and it will explore possibilities for similar tensions to arise under the Australian system.

26
Apr
2018
Marcia Zug
1.00PM to 2.00PM College seminar
  • Professor Marcia Zug

This research seminar will examine whether a national law, similar to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), could be enacted in Australia. The ICWA was passed in response to the long history of government removals of Indian children from their families and tribes

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