Criminal Law

Honorary Lecturer
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, International Law, Regulatory Law and Policy
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Criminal Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Law and Social Justice, Law and technology
Research interests:
Migration and Movement of Peoples
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Administrative Law
Lecturer
Research interests:
Criminal Law, International Law, Law and technology
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Human Rights Law and Policy
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Regulatory Law and Policy

Latest news

25
Jul
2022
PhD candidate Sarouche Razi
Lawyer, storyteller and PhD candidate Sarouche Razi is exploring how art practices can be used to advance coronial justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
19
May
2022
Lillian Ireland and The Hon Alan Robertson
ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Science student and Melukerdee woman Lillian Ireland has taken a step closer to realising her dream to be a criminal lawyer after being awarded the Australian Academy of Law First Nations Scholarship.
04
Aug
2021
Twenty Minutes with the Devil
After a decades-long hiatus from acting and writing in plays, ANU Law Professor Desmond Manderson returns to his passion with a powerful part-thriller, part-black comedy.
13
Jul
2021
Professor Desmond Manderson and Associate Professor Anna Olsen
A proposal to decriminalise small amounts of illicit drugs in the ACT has been welcomed by ANU experts in law, history, criminology, sociology and medicine.
29
Apr
2021
Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins
Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins has been appointed as a Special Magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court.

In the Media

10
Jun
2022

The Trojan Horse of the global drug wars: from Canberra to Sinaloa

Desmond Manderson writes in The Canberra Times

Research theme:
16
Dec
2021

Finders, Keepers? Who Owns Valuable Lost Property

Wayne Morgan interviewed by Mamamia

Research theme:
24
Sep
2021

Snapchat Is Fuelling Britain's Teen Murder Epidemic

Faith Gordon quoted in Vice World News

01
Apr
2021

Commonwealth prosecutors wrong on Witness K case, former NSW DPP says

Kieran Pender quoted in The Guardian

Research theme:
31
Aug
2019

Pell and the rule of law

Elizabeth Curran writes in The Saturday Paper

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Upcoming events

10
Oct
2022

World Day Against the Death Penalty: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

source: World Coalition Against the death penalty
4.00PM to 6.00PM

Panel discussion event to mark the World Day against the death penalty.

Past events

04
Mar
2017

Brave new worlds: Challenges for evidence in the 21st century

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9.00AM to 1.30PM
  • The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler, High Court of Australia

In partnership with the ANU College of Law, the National Judicial College of Australia will present the biennial Conference on 4 and 5 March 2017.

08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

07
Aug
2017

ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Matthew Myers
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • Judge Matthew Myers AM, ALRC Commissioner

Judge Myers will speak about his work as ALRC Commissioner on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

28
Sep
2017

Fair trial rights in the European Court of Human Rights: Recent cases

European Court of Human Rights
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to a fair trial in civil and criminal proceedings. The Article 6 rights are the most heavily-litigated Convention rights before the European Court of Human Rights, generating a large and complex body of case law. 

13
Feb
2019

The crime of aggression: Useless, anachronistic - and beautiful

Kevin Heller
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Professor Kevin Heller
25
Mar
2019

POSTPONED: The International Criminal Court at 20 years: activities, successes and challenges ahead

Helen Brady
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Helen Brady

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will be postponed until a later date. We apologise for any inconvenience.

07
Aug
2019

Kennedy exceptionalism, the Vietnam War, and the limits of counterfactual history

Kevin Heller
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Professor Kevin Heller
03
Mar
2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
1.00PM to 2.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

28
Apr
2021

Raising the age of criminal responsibility and disproportionate impacts on Indigenous youth

Raising the age of criminal responsibility
6.30PM to 8.00PM

Join the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) Indigenous Reconciliation Project and ANU Law Students' Society (LSS) in this webinar on raising the age of criminal responsibility and how the Council’s decision disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth communities.

20
Oct
2021

Alumni panel: Careers in social justice, law reform and advocacy

Alumni Panel
5.30PM to 6.30PM

Join our alumni panel in this online discussion hosted by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice that explores careers in social justice, law reform and advocacy.

18
Jun
2022

Twenty Minutes With The Devil

Professor Desmond Manderson FAAL, FASSA, FRSC
7.30PM to 9.00PM

Part thriller, part black comedy, this play is inspired by events leading to the capture of El Chapo, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, in 2016. But Twenty Minutes With The Devil transcends its original context, opening instead onto a world that is everywhere and nowhere, in an idiom at once strange and familiar. It asks vital questions about law, politics, and justice in the modern world. About the lives and decisions out of our control that seem to hold us all hostage. And the patterns that entrap us in other ways parents and children, myths and beliefs, childhood memories and fantasies of escape.

01
Mar
2022

LRSJ Launch and Recruitment Drive 2022

LRSJ Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021
12.00PM to 1.00PM

Join the Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) annual launch and recruitment drive to hear from our director, Associate Professor Matthew Zagor and our student leaders to learn about how to get involved.

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