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The Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law - Freedom of speech and giving offence: Can a balance be struck?
- Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Triggs graduated in Law from the University of Melbourne in 1968 and gained a PhD in 1982. She has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organizations on human rights law.
The Centre for International and Public Law celebrated its twentieth anniversary at a special evening hosted by the ANU College of Law on 18 May 2010.
- Mr Bill Campbell QC
- Ms Katrina Cooper
- Associate Professor David Letts
- Professor Donald R Rothwell
On 12 July 2016, the Annex VII Tribunal on the South China Sea maritime dispute unanimously decided that there was no legal foundation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for China's nine-dash line and that China had supported activities infringing the Philipines' fishing and maritime rights.
A leading administrative law conference will be held at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, 28 October 2016. The Public Law Weekend, run by the Centre for International and Public Law, is one of Australia’s preeminent public law conferences.
- Ian Clark, NTU Singapore
- Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law
The role of the laws of war remains central to issues of peace and justice in world politics. Combining legal, historical and policy expertise, the panel will consider what can be done in practical terms by governments, NGOs and individuals to build support for the laws of war and their effective implementation.
- Professor Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University)
- WCDR Duncan Blake (Royal Australian Air Force)
- Michael Johnson (Attorney-General’s Department)
Launched in May 2016, the Project aims to develop a widely-accepted manual clarifying the international law rules applicable to the military use of outer space.
- Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY.
- Professor Steven Freeland
- Dr William Boothby
- Mr Henry Fox
Technological developments in the cyber and space arenas are progressing at a rapid rate. While there is broad agreement that international law applies to State conduct in cyberspace, there is not yet consensus on how it applies.
This workshop explores how we see customary international law and its evolution in today’s uncertain times.
The explosive President: Donald Trump’s migration policy and its impact on international law and non-discrimination principles
Recent executive orders issues by President Donald Trump have shocked many and created an unprecedented travel crisis.
- Henry Burmester AO, QC
- Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law
On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court decided that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union could not be triggered by an exercise of prerogative power. Instead, an Act of Parliament is required.
- AIRCDRE Chris Hanna
- Michael Bliss
- Professor Greg Austin
Following the executive orders and twitter posts issued by President Donald Trump, we are all waiting to see what is next on the President’s agenda.
- Andrew McDonald, Scope UK
In this lecture, Andrew McDonald will consider the story of the UK's Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and reflect on its new Australian namesake.
- Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
- Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, European University Viadrina
- Dr Etienne Henry, CIPL Visiting Fellow
- Associate Professor Jolyon Ford, ANU College of Law
Join a group of 20-25 CIPL members at a monthly brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear short presentations by specialists on recent developments in international law, followed by general discussion.
Constitutional rights recognition, litigation and adjudication in Thailand under Thai Constitutions 1997–2014
Sarah's thesis examines Thailand’s experience with rights recognition, litigation and adjudication.
- Professor Steven R Ratner, Michigan Law School
The future of feminist international legal scholarship in a neoliberal university: Doing law differently?
- Ntina Tzouvala,Laureate Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School
Institutional and material conditions matter for the production of feminist international legal scholarship as well as for the future of women’s engagement with international law.
- David Mason, ANU College of Law
David's thesis asks “Is the use of mercenaries in international armed conflict lawful under International Humanitarian Law?”
- 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.
- Dr Aleksandar Marsavelski, Visiting Fellow, ANU Centre for European Studies
The political processes of most European countries today are dominated by one or more political parties. Political parties typically control two out of three branches of government: the legislative and the executive branch, leaving only the judiciary independent from their influence.
- Dr Jeremy Farrall, Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University
This seminar will present early findings from a 4-year ARC Discovery Project on why and when non-permanent Security Council members have succeeded in influencing the Council’s decision-making process, despite lacking the veto power.
- Camille Goodman, ANU College of Law
This doctoral research examines the nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
- Mark L Wolf, Senior United States District Judge
Public corruption is endemic at the highest levels of government in many nations. Such ‘grand corruption’ is costly, closely correlated with the most serious abuses of human rights, and threatens the stability of many nations and the world. An International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), similar to the ICC or as part of it, should now be established to provide a forum for the criminal enforcement of the laws prohibiting grand corruption that exist in virtually every country, and the undertakings that are requirements of various treaties and international organisations.
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.
- 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.
- Professor Marcia Zug
This research seminar will examine whether a national law, similar to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), could be enacted in Australia. The ICWA was passed in response to the long history of government removals of Indian children from their families and tribes
- 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.
- Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia
Water is key to the existence of life. From the nourishment of our physical selves, to sanitation, health, agriculture, and energy production our existence and way of life depends upon access to adequate and reliable supplies of fresh-water.
- Dr Craig Reynolds, Honorary Professor, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
- Professor Anthony Connolly, ANU College of Law and ANU Academic Board
- Sarah Bishop, PhD candidate, ANU College of Law
The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014.
- Professor Neil Boister, University of Canterbury
- Professor Robert Cribb, Australian National University
- Dr Kirsten Sellars, author
At the post-war Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied powers charged Japanese leaders with waging aggressive war, and committing war crimes against prisoners-ofwar and civilians.
EEZ Pickings? The nature and extent of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone
- Camille Goodman, Attorney-General's Department
Small scale use of force: the threshold between “force” under the jus ad bellum and “other forcible measures”
- Andrew Garwood-Gowers
- Professor Kevin Heller
Engaging armed non-State actors across the Indo-Pacific Region on humanitarian norms: Geneva Call’s approach and experience
- Alain Délétroz
- Taylor Landis
- Professor Robert McCorquodale
- Helen Brady
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will be postponed until a later date. We apologise for any inconvenience.
27th ANZSIL Conference: International law futures: the intersection of law with knowledge, information and expertise
- Professor Christina Voigt
- Dr Joshua Meltzer
International law increasingly faces a complex future. New challenges are constantly arising for the international community, often driven by technological developments. At the same time, existing challenges continue but manifest in new ways.
The annual Kirby Lecture in International Law: New Zealand, Australia and International Human Rights: 1919-2019
- Sir Kenneth Keith
- Professor Nan Seuffert
In this talk Professor Seuffert (University of Wollongong) will address issues for refugees who are sexual minorities in Australia’s detention centres in the broader context of International Law and Australia's refugee law and policy. She will also touch on a current project analysing refugee claims based on transgender status in the new process using the Australian Administrative Tribunal.
Walking the tightrope: Changing Chinese approaches to outward strategic investment, and Australia’s existing and possible responses’
- Chris Flynn
The post-war multilateral framework of international finance, trade and law is being changed or replaced to accommodate China’s re-emergence as a great power.
- Dr. Anthea Roberts
The world seems to be coming apart at the seams. Many of the apparent certainties of the post–Cold War era lie in tatters.
The book will be formally launched at the 27th ANZSIL Conference by Professor Dianne Otto from the University of Melbourne. The book’s editors, Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer (Griffith University) and Kate Ogg (Australian National University) will discuss the contributions the publication makes to international law scholarship.
- Professor Fiona de Londras
- Professor Kevin Heller
- Robyn Frost
- Frances Anggadi
Join this panel discussion as we look back on the last 30 years of Australia’s engagement with the International Dispute Settlement System.
The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law will be launched by Professor Simon Bronitt, Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.
Join us in this discussion as our panel of experts explore China's rule-of-law project under Xi Jinping's rule.