Research highlights

02
Oct
2016
Donald Trump
Loose and reckless civil rights talk increasingly characterises populist politics, from protecting citizens’ “rights” by opposing immigration to promoting “free speech” rights by permitting racist conduct. Simon Rice explores what civil rights actually are, and how easily the idea of "rights" can be used and abused in public debate.
01
Oct
2016
Syria rubble
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced this month that the government will seek to amend the Criminal Code to assist in the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Kevin Boreham explores exactly what is lawful in conflict, how do we decide who a citizenis, and who would lose protection under the changes.
30
Sep
2016
Associate Professor Ford says there is nowhere to hide for businesses that violate human rights. Image: CiaoHo, Flickr.
"New technologies are leaving nowhere to hide" is the stark warning for firms that become complicit in systematic human rights violations, says A/Prof Jolyon Ford, the author of an international report into the human rights impact of business activities.
13
Sep
2016
Justine Poon
PhD candidate Justine Poon will represent the ANU College of Law on Wednesday at the University's Three Minute Thesis finalwith her presentation on refugee law.
23
Aug
2016
Associate Professor Ven. Alex Bruce
A PhD scholarship to Oxford University will give ANU College of Law Associate Professor Ven. Alex Bruce the opportunity to fulfill two long-held aspirations - the chance to study theology, and play a Bach lute suite in the Oxford cloisters.
27
Jul
2016
Military ships at sea
ANU International Law expert Professor Donald Robertson explains how the international tribunal ruling on the South China Sea will reshape the legal discourse in the region.
13
Jul
2016
Spratly Islands
While the decision in the South China Sea Arbitration is final and binding there are no clear mechanisms for its implementation. Any resolution of the conflict will come down to diplomacy and negotiation, writes Donald Rothwell.
23
Jun
2016
EU Flag
ANU Law expert Ryan Goss discusses how the Brexit referendum work and what distinguishes it from referendums that have been held in Australia?
14
Jun
2016
Cave Painting
ANU College of Law expert Asmi Wood examines why Australia won't recognise Indigenous customary law.
17
May
2016
We need a global education campaign to change corporate attitudes that bribery is a necessary part of doing business abroad, writes ANU Law expert Kath Hall.

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