Research stories

18
Nov
2016
Yallourn Power Station - Victoria, Australia
While the Australian government congratulates itself on ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change, it is dragging its feet on a less well known, but very important, international treaty on air pollution - the UN's Minamata Convention on Mercury.
17
Nov
2016
Kim Rubenstein
Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens is a ground-breaking online exhibition, which was launched at the National Library on Wednesday 16 November.
14
Nov
2016
A tank in Mosul
Leading Australian military law scholar and former Defence intelligence officer, Professor Clive Williams, has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to draw down Australian military involvement from Iraq once the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul is re-captured.
31
Oct
2016
Greyhounds
In August this year the NSW parliament passed legislation banning greyhound racing, however state Cabinet reversed the ban less than seven weeks later. As other states and territories consider bans, the issue continues to divide the community.
29
Oct
2016
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The Public Law Weekend enables ANU Law's Centre for Public Law to bring together a broad cross-section of the public law community including the judiciary, government, academia and the profession. The weekend provides an opportunity for practitioners, lawmakers and scholars to connect, engage and collaborate.
25
Oct
2016
International law
Dr Ryan Goss's book Criminal Fair Trial Rights: Article 6 of the European Convention was cited in the European Court of Human Rights.
24
Oct
2016
UN flag
A/Professor Jo Ford (PhD '11) is set to speak next week at the United Nations ‘Business for Peace’ Summit in Dubai.
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.

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