Past events

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2.00PM to 3.00PM College seminar
  • Dr Annmarie Elijah, ANU Centre for European Studies
  • Anne McNaughton, Centre for Commercial Law/ANU Centre for European Studies
  • Prof Frank Bongiorno, ANU School of History
  • Paris Lord, ANU Law marketing and communications

Keen to share your research and expertise beyond the academy, but don't know where to start?

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

3.00PM to 4.00PM Information session
  • A/Prof Jolyon Ford

A/Prof Jo Ford will be holding an exchange briefing for prospective student applicants in the Law school foyer.

Mt Fuji
9.30AM to 3.30PM Conference

There is an urgent need to redesign energy policy and law in Australia and Japan in order to promote innovation and achieve deep decarbonisation. This is necessary to meet the Paris Agreement targets which include zero net emissions shortly after 2050.

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1.50PM to 4.20PM Workshop

The possible interactions between treaty and custom are generally considered by reference to the well-established framework set out by the International Court of Justice in the North Sea Continental Shelf Cases of 1969; namely, the declaratory, crystallising and generating effects of a treaty (as for a resolution) on a customary rule.


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