International Law

Honorary 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
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Migration Law, Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Refugee 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
Honorary 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:
Refugee Law, Immigration, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Public law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

Latest news

21
Jun
2018
Nicholas Samoes Da Silva gives vote of thanks
2018 Lecture by European Trade Commissioner, Dr Cecilia Malmström
07
May
2018
Image shows Kirsten Storey standing in front of law journals at ANU
Yuill Scholarship offers life-changing opportunity
07
Mar
2018
Australia and Timor-Leste settle maritime boundary
After nearly two years of a facilitated conciliation process initiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Australia and Timor Leste have finally reached agreement on a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea.
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.

In the Media

22
Jun
2018

New law in Hungary criminalises aiding migrants

Kevin Boreham speaks to The Daily: 2SER

13
Jun
2018

Security challenges at the FIFA World Cup

Clive Williams writes in Sydney Morning Herald

13
Jun
2018

Will Australia extradite hitman in Malaysia murder scandal?

Kevin Boreham speaks to SBS News

Research theme:
05
Jun
2018

Bogged down in the South China Sea

Imogen Saunders writes in APPS Policy Forum

02
Jun
2018

Pregnant whales among hundreds killed in Japan hunt, report says

Donald Rothwell speaks to The New York Times

Research theme:
31
May
2018

As humanity looks to the stars, so too do our lawyers

Imogen Saunders interviewed by The Canberra Times

30
May
2018

Pregnant Whales Among Hundreds Killed in Japan Hunt, Report Says

Donald Rothwell quoted in The New York Times

18
May
2018

European Union and Iran meet to stabliise nuclear deal

Kevin Boreham interviewed by The Daily: 2SER

16
May
2018

Bombardement de la Syrie: le droit international bafoué

writes in Le Temps

Research theme:
13
May
2018

Paris knife attacks

Clive Williams interviewed by Ten Eyewitness News

Upcoming events

05
Jul
2018

26th ANZSIL Conference: From the local to the global

26th Annual ANZSIL Conference
9.00AM to 1.00PM
  • Vincent Bernard, editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross and head, ICRC Law and Policy Forum
  • Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of Australia and Chancellor, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Anne Orford, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor; Michael D Kirby Professor of International Law; and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Yun Zhao, Head of Department of Law, University of Hong Kong

The international setting is transforming rapidly, with significant changes in the national political scene of many countries creating new challenges and opportunities for international law.

24
Jul
2018

Australia’s role within the international refugee protection system: Lessons, challenges and opportunities

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5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Thomas Albrecht, Regional Representative, UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra

Australia was a founding signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention which remains the cornerstone of international protection for displaced persons. Almost 70 years later, while the Convention has proved adaptable to modern conflicts and challenges, there remains an imperative for Australia to also uphold these principles and standards domestically. 

05
Jul
2018

The role of international human rights law in the prevention of ethnic conflicts

Fernand de Varennes
6.00PM to 7.15PM
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

27
Aug
2018

The reform of investor-state dispute resolution: Challenges and prospects

Catherine Kessedjian
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Catherine Kessedjian, Professor Emerita, University Panthéon-Assas Paris II

The UNCITRAL has launched negotiations for the reform of investor-state dispute resolution to address states' concerns over a process that they feel has gotten out of hand. Professor Kessedjian will reflect on some of the criticism and discuss what solutions could be crafted to address them.

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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