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A group of ANU College of Law students have been recognised at the 19th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Mediation Competition, the world’s largest student mediation competition.

ANU College of Law’s Associate Professor Ryan Goss, a distinguished expert in human rights law, is making his mark with his groundbreaking research, catching the attention of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
Don Rothwell

A new edition of The International Law of the Sea (Bloomsbury, 2023) co-authored by two of Australia’s foremost experts on the subject – Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL (ANU College of Law) and Professor Tim Stephens FAAL (Sydney Law School) – provides a comprehensive assessment of the foundational principles and contemporar

Wenting Cheng

In an era marked by China's growing influence and its expanding role on the global stage, there is heightened interest in understanding its involvement in various realms of global governance.  

One crucial area that has captured significant attention is how China is engaging in the rules and regulations that governs intellectual property (IP) on a global scale.

Within this landscape, China's emergence as a key player in global IP governance has sparked both curiosity and controversy. 

Jo Ford

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world is grappling with the question: have the ideals enshrined in this landmark document lost their lustre?

Forged in the crucible of the Second World War, the declaration provided both priority and legitimacy to legal-political claims framed as 'human rights'. This saw human rights appear to transcend the realm of politics, offering a guiding light for nations recovering from the horrors of war.

Dr Kate Ogg

Interdisciplinary scholar Associate Professor Kate Ogg receives $426,000 for research into movement litigation from an Australian perspective.

Associate Professor Kate Ogg has been awarded Federal Government funding through the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme, which aims to advance the career of promising researchers by providing funds over a three-year period.

Dr Anton Moiseienko holds a copy of his report, 'A Journey of 20: An Empirical Study of the Impact of Magnitsky Corruption Sanctions'

Since the United States’ Global Magnitsky Act came into force in 2016, multiple countries, including Australia, have expanded their sanctions regimes to include individuals accused of corruption. Now, a landmark study led by Dr Anton Moiseienko evaluates the regime’s impact with novel results.

Monson book launch panel

Professor Rebecca Monson has been awarded the 2023 Australian Legal Research Book Award in recognition of her ground-breaking monograph investigating gender inequality in Pacific land tenure.


The Centre for International and Public Law sponsored two exciting research events in the US over the Australian winter.  The events were part of larger fieldwork projects undertaken by two Australian research teams, both funded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants.

Honorary Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM and Honorary Professor Robert McLaughlin

Honorary Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM and Honorary Professor Robert McLaughlin have co-edited a new collection that dives into the legal depths of maritime law and security.


The circular economy is a revolutionary concept that seeks to rethink the way we use and reuse resources.

Instead of the traditional linear model of taking, making, using, and disposing, the circular economy envisions a closed loop system where resources are constantly cycled and regenerated, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Rebecca Monsoon

Rights to land and other natural resources are a contested issue across the Pacific region, and often provide a flashpoint for social tensions and political instability.

Dr Akshaya Kamalnath holds her book, 'The Corporate Diversity Jigsaw'

Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic in recent years, generating wide-ranging discussions about its implications for law, regulations and policies.

CoL lawns

ANU seals spot as top 20 law school globally in latest Times Higher Education rankings.

Heather R

A new edition of a book co-authored by Associate Professor Heather Roberts from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Law closely examines current issues in property law in New South Wales, including the latest judicial and legislative reforms and the impact of the move to electronic conveyancing in the state.

Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton FAAL FASSA and the cover of her newly edited book, 'Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy'

The 21st century has seen an increase in international scholarship focusing on women in the judiciary and legal practice.

However, the diverse history and careers of women legal academics have remained largely overlooked until now.

Don Rothwell

Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL has published a ground-breaking new book that explores one of the more contentious issues in public international law: islands and their status under international law.

Islands and International Law (Bloomsbury, 2022) is the first book-length study on how public international law operates in relation to islands.

PhD candidate Sarouche Razi

Lawyer, storyteller and PhD candidate gets boost in research exploring how art practices can be used to advance coronial justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Reclaiming a place for the law in the AI age

From data privacy to accountability of algorithms, there are a myriad of new challenges posed by the rapid reliance on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

While data-based technologies provide us with a world of possibilities, they also present a range of associated risks, ethical concerns and biases.  

This begs the question: what role can the law play in the regulation and governance of AI to ensure justice, social inclusivity and trust in administrative and contractual processes?

Andrew Macintosh

Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has serious governance flaws and is potentially wasting billions of dollars in taxpayers' money, a leading expert from The Australian National University (ANU) warns.