- 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.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- 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
- A/Prof Jolyon Ford
A/Prof Jo Ford will be holding an exchange briefing for prospective student applicants in the Law school foyer.
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.
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.
Antigone Law and Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to our performance of Trumpsformation. Our group is comprised of ANU students who came together to critically engage with law and humanities in a performative capacity and connect with other performing artists in Canberra.
- Professor Charles M Yablon, Cardozo Data Law Initiative
'Forms' was written for a conference at Cardozo Law School on Derrida and the Law, which Derrida himself attended and at which he gave a keynote address.