Health, Law and Bioethics

Health law and bioethics

Health, Law and Bioethics

Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Legal education, Migration and Movement of Peoples
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Criminal Law, Migration and Movement of Peoples
PhD Candidate
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Legal education

Latest news

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
Jul
2020
Protesters attend a black lives matter rally in Melbourne
ANU student-led research and policy group Law Reform and Social Justice explores how the pandemic has impacted the rule of law in their project COVID-19 and the Rule of Law.
28
Aug
2019
Associate Professor Liz Curran and Pamela Taylor-Barnett
Following its successful trial in NSW-Victoria border communities, the "Invisible Hurdles Project" has been re-commissioned paving the way for future research into effective service delivery.
06
May
2019
ANU Bachelor of Laws/Asian Studies student, Aditi Razdan
ANU Bachelor of Laws/Asian Studies student, Aditi Razdan, on how Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights (LAWS4219) motivated her to pen an op-ed for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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

12
Jan
2022

NSW govt could face RAT court challenge

Ron Levy interviewed by AAP

08
Oct
2021

Challenges to vaccine mandates unlikely to hold water

Ron Levy speaks to 2GB

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14
Sep
2021

Four words reveal major Aussie divide on vaccinations

Ron Levy quoted in News.com.au

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10
Sep
2021

Call for any vaccine passport to balance human rights

Jolyon Ford speaks to Canberra Weekly

10
Sep
2021

Call for any vaccine passport to balance human rights

Ron Levy quoted in Canberra Weekly

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29
Aug
2021

We need to listen to young people on tackling COVID

Faith Gordon writes in The Age

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29
Aug
2021

We need to listen to young people on tackling COVID

Faith Gordon writes in The Age

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Upcoming events

30
Jun
2022

The Annual Kirby Lecture in International Law: Why It’s Time to Terminate the TRIPS Agreement

Anne Orford
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Professor Anne Orford

The 2022 Annual Kirby Lecture in International Law, hosted by the Centre for Public and International Law, will be delivered by Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School).

Past events

04
Oct
2018

Mental Health Seminar: Survival guide for legal practice managers

Act Law Society Flyer
10.30AM to 1.30PM
  • Maria Falas

In the lead up to Mental Health Week, the ACT Law Society is providing a free seminar presented by Maria Falas, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing from OnePath Life Limited (legalsuper’s group insurer).

27
Mar
2019

The Children Act- Film Screening and Panel discussion

Law Reform and Social Justice
7.30PM to 9.00PM
  • Professor Tom Faunce
  • Justice John Faulks, former family Court Judge and ALRC commissioner,
  • Justice Mary Finn, former family Court Judge, former member of the ANU Council

The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.

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.

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