International Law

Adjunct Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Lecturer
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, International Human Rights, International Law, International and European Human Rights
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Law, Constitutional Law
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Private International Law, Torts, Contracts, Commercial Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Maritime Crime, Maritime Security Law, Use of force
Professor
Research interests:
Renewable Energy Technology, Free trade agreement, Bioethics, Gene Technology Regulation, Public Health Law, Medical Law, Medical Negligence, medical and Legal Humanities, Mental Health law, Investment Arbitration and Public Health
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Regulation of Corporate Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Torts, Counter-Terrorism Law, Rule of Law Reform
Lecturer
Research interests:
Cryonics, Ageing, End-of-Life Law, Human Rights and Older Persons, Succession law, Torts
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Security Law
PhD Candidate
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Law and Humanities, International and European Human Rights, Feminist Legal Theory, Law and Cultural Difference
Professor
Research interests:
Law of Obligations, Private International Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
International Law, International Law and Development, International Security Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Antarctic, Deep Seabed Mining
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Asia-Pacific Security, Pacific Law, Law and Politics, Public law, Constitutional Courts, Judiciary, Transformative Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, Constitutional Reform, Law and Governance
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Citizenship
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Property Law, Sexuality, International trade, Critical legal theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Refugee Law, Public International Law, Law and Cultural Difference
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, International and European Human Rights, Refugee Law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Evidence and Procedure
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law of the Sea
Manager - LRSJ
Research interests:
Law and Humanities, Refugee Law, Law and literature, Critical legal theory, Immigration
Professor of Law
Research interests:
International Law, International Environmental Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Security Law, Law of the Sea, International Law and Development, Asia-Pacific Security
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
International Law
Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Rights, Federalism, Separation of Powers, The Judicial System, Private International Law, Administrative law, Constitutional Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Contracts, Intellectual Property Law, Freedom of speech
Adjunct Professor
Research interests:
Private International Law, International Law, International and European Human Rights, International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Environmental Law
Visiting Fellow
Visiting Professor
Research interests:
Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Protective security, Intelligence, National security, Defence, International Security Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Indigenous rights, History of Indigenous Rights Law, Native Title, International Law of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Peoples and the Courts, Cross-cultural Communication in Legal Contexts, Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Law, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, International Security Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Refugee Law, Immigration, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Public law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

Latest news

22
Feb
2018
An anti-terrorism bollard on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Photo: James Ross
This year could see China and Russia with a counterterrorism capability to deploy smart killer drones using facial-recognition technology to eliminate persons deemed to be "terrorists". Many such persons would be considered by Australians to be activists, separatists or insurgents - rather than "terrorists".
13
Feb
2018
Jessup team 2018
The 2018 ANU Jessup mooting team succeeded in reaching the quarter-finals before they were defeated on Friday afternoon.
08
Feb
2018
Korean flag-bearer's Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee carry a unification flag during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. Photo: Amy Sancetta
The Pentagon's announcement that the United States will modernise its nuclear arsenal, introducing two new "low-yield" submarine-launched nuclear missiles, and resume large-scale bilateral military exercises with South Korea "immediately after" the Paralympic Winter Olympics indicate that tensions will soon rise again on the Korean peninsula.
07
Feb
2018
The terrain for the scientific work conducted by ICESCAPE scientists on July 4, 2010, was Arctic sea ice and melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea.
Is China a polar nation? Despite making no Antarctic territorial claims, China became a party to the Antarctic Treaty in 1983 and has four scientific research bases on the continent.
01
Feb
2018
Tudor Filaret
Fifth-year ANU Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Commerce student Tudor Filaret will spend 13 weeks in The Hague after receiving an internship in the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT).

In the Media

20
Feb
2018

Bruising for a cruising – Carnival cruise brawl raises sea law queries

Donald Rothwell interviewed by The Wire radio

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14
Feb
2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy

Donald Rothwell interviewed by 'The Project'

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11
Feb
2018

Australia's secret Timor Sea deal could pave oil and gas revenue future for East Timor

Donald Rothwell quoted in Sydney Morning Herald

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28
Nov
2017

Zimbabwe: new Finance Minister named

Jolyon Ford speaks to ABC The World Today

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26
Nov
2017

Battle over the Timor Sea

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC RN: Rear Vision

20
Nov
2017

No action on dog attack as DFAT says no 'assertions' of diplomatic immunity made

Donald Rothwell quoted in The Canberra Times

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Upcoming events

27
Feb
2018

Global lawmakers: International organizations in the crafting of world markets

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12.00PM to 1.30PM
  • Terence Halliday, RegNet
  • Sally Wheeler OBE, Dean, ANU College of Law
  • Susan K Sell, RegNet

Global lawmaking by international organizations holds the potential for enormous influence over world trade and national economies. Its impact reaches to state lawmaking and commercial behavior, whether of giant multi-national corporations or micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Who makes that law and who benefits affects all states and all market players.

08
Mar
2018

International Law Workshop

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1.50PM to 4.20PM

The possible interactions between treaty and custom are generally considered by reference to the well-established framework set out by the International Court of Justice in the North Sea Continental Shelf Cases of 1969; namely, the declaratory, crystallising and generating effects of a treaty (as for a resolution) on a customary rule.

27
Mar
2018

A fair go for refugees

David Manne
7.30PM to 8.30PM
  • David Manne, Executive Director of Refugee Legal

Executive Director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, will assess the current state of asylum and refugee policy in Australia.

08
Mar
2018

International cartels and the geographic limits to the application of the national competition law in Australia and Japan

Nobufumi Nishimura
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Nobufumi Nishimura, Chuo University

The more trade or commerce is increasingly global and competitive in world-wide, the more the application of the national law is problematic.

01
Mar
2018

Peace amongst public and private players

Judith Levine
11.00AM to 12.00PM
  • Judith Levine, Senior Legal Counsel Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague
  • Chaired by: Jesse Clarke, Assistant Secretary Office of International Law Attorney-General’s Department

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an intergovernmental organization established by treaty in 1899 to facilitate the resolution of disputes between states without recourse to war.

16
Mar
2018

International Law and the High Court

12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Dr Christopher Ward SC, Adjunct Professor, ANU College of Law

This discussion will consider some particular topics of international law as they have been raised before the High Court of Australia, including human rights, extradition, self-incrimination and extraterritorial criminal law and state and diplomatic immunities.

Past events

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04
Jan
2016
Author(s): Kath Hall, Milton C Regan Jr, Georgetown University

This paper examines the growth of transnational governance, and what it means for business lawyers advising multinational corporate clients. The term “governance” incorporates the network of actors, instruments and mechanisms that now govern transnational corporations, separate from the nation state. It is reasonable to expect that lawyers play an important role in advising business clients on how to effectively operate within this system. Indeed, many transnational legal instruments are intended to enhance clients’ business goals by enabling them to engage more efficiently in cross-border commerce. Other forms of regulation, such as human rights regulation, purports to impose requirements on companies that go beyond what is necessary to enhance cross-border commerce. 

In this paper we discuss the transnational governance regime that has arisen to address the adverse human rights impacts of business activities. We focus in particular on the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011. We ask what if any role is there for lawyers in fostering acknowledgment and fulfilment of these responsibilities among clients? Is the duty to respect human rights a “legal” obligation in any sense? If a lawyer does provide advice, should it encompass only legal risks to the company that fall within the lawyer’s traditionally defined specialized expertise? Or should it go beyond that to include other concerns?

Centre: CIPL

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