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, International Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Rule of Law Reform, Environmental Law, Medical Law, Legal Ethics, Free trade agreement, Mental Health law, legal theory
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Regulation of Corporate Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Torts, Counter-Terrorism Law, Rule of Law Reform
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
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration Law, Refugee Law, Access to Justice
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Antarctic, Deep Seabed Mining
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Rule of Law Reform, Judicial review of administrative action, Constitutional Law, Chapter III of the Constitution, Separation of Powers, International Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Security
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
Associate Professor
Research interests:
International Law, International Security Law, International Law and Development, International Humanitarian Law, New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict, Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection in Armed Conflict, Asia-Pacific Security, International Law and Security Institutions
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
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law and Humanities, Public International Law, The Judicial System
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
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

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Jul
2017
Tara Peramatukorn
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
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Jul
2017
Sascha Kouvelis
We spoke to newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them five more questions.
13
Jul
2017
Graduation
We spoke to some newly minted ANU Law graduates and asked them to answer just a few more questions before graduation.
03
Jul
2017
Launch of updated commentary on Second Geneva Convention
In the years since the Second World War, the international community has been fortunate not to see many conflicts at sea. However in a world where conflict is rife, with regional maritime border disputes continuing to make headlines, we can't be complacent.
29
Jun
2017
The Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5)
A dedicated South China Sea commission could be based on a negotiated treaty framework that requires each state to give consent writes Professor Donald R. Rothwell

In the Media

30
Jun
2017

Jet ambulance from Rome to Melbourne would cost more than $350,000

Donald Rothwell speaks to The Australian

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28
Jun
2017

Consider dedicated South China Sea commission to settle disputes

Donald Rothwell writes in The Straits Times

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27
Jun
2017

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key

Bal Kama quoted in The Washington Post

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27
Jun
2017

Democracy under review in PNG elections

Bal Kama writes in Australian Institute of International Affairs

23
Jun
2017

The crisis in Qatar

Kevin Boreham interviewed by The Daily: 2SER

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13
Jun
2017

Consular agreement will now kick in for Australian Crown defendants: legal expert

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC The World Today

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Upcoming events

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

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8.30AM to 5.00PM
  • Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, European University Viadrina
2017 marks the 35th year since the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was finalised. With the majority of States party to the LOSC, and most non-signatory states recognising the customary international law status of nearly all of the LOSC’s key provisions, the LOSC can be considered an example of successful multi-lateral treaty making.
18
Aug
2017

One day professional development course: Cyber operations and international law

Cyber operations
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Michael Schmitt
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
  • Dr William Boothby

Cyber has become a critical factor in assessing and applying the legal permissions and limitations that surround national security, armed conflict, and transnational organised crime. 

26
Jul
2017

Information session: ANU-Alabama Joint Summer Program 2018

Alabama
4.30PM to 5.30PM

Come along to our 2018 Alabama information session and find out about the opportunity to travel to the USA for a five week program at the University of Alabama.

02
Nov
2017

The interpretation of global politics: Methods and epistemologies after the event

The interpretation of global politics: methods and epistemologies after the event
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

In the era of ‘post-truth’ and electoral outcomes that don’t follow the seductions of quantification (Merry 2016), it might be appropriate to return to discussions of the ‘event’ in the Derridean sense —that which always exceeds calculation and prediction (Derrida 2007).

07
Sep
2017

Mr Mothercountry: Colonialism and the rule of law

Keally McBride
12.30PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Keally McBride, University of San Francisco

One of the most interesting areas of scholarship in recent years has been the relationship between colonialism and the rule of law.  Several important books have used the materials of legal history to interrogate the meaning, development, and effects of the rule of law in colonial and post colonial societies.  

21
Sep
2017

Women making international law: Towards feminist diplomacy

Susan Harris-Rimmer
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • A/Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer, Griffith University

Feminist international law scholarship has always insisted on showing the human faces of the state, why constructions of gender matter to the state, and which humans are excluded or silenced by gendered constructions of the state. 

15
Aug
2017

The International Legal Protection of Academic Freedom and its recognition under Australian Domestic Law

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12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow
Join a group of academics for a brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear a short presentation followed by discussion.

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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