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, General 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, General International Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Rule of Law Reform, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Medical Law, Teaching of 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:
General 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, Comparative 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:
General 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 Law and Policy
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Law and Humanities, Public International Law, The Judicial System
Professor of Law
Research interests:
General 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:
General 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, General International Law, International and European Human Rights, International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
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 Law and Policy, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Comparative Public Law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

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Feb
2017
Image courtesy of Flickr user Geoff Whalan.

The Timor Sea conciliation between Australia and Timor-Leste has already been the subject of some significant developments in 2017. Following a contentious period last year when Australia actively contested the competency of the Conciliation Commission, recent indications are that the conciliation process is going well and may result in a permanent maritime boundary being concluded.

In the Media

09
Feb
2017

Australian man Antonio Bagnato gets death penalty in Thailand

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC's PM Program

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24
Jan
2017

Trans Pacific Partnership could be reworked without Donald Trump's support, expert says

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC News; The Australian

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17
Jan
2017

Greens call on Govt to monitor Japanese whaling in Southern Ocean

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC Current Affairs

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09
Jan
2017

East Timor tears up oil and gas treaty with Australia after Hague dispute

Donald Rothwell speaks to AAP

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20
Dec
2016

Ankara, Berlin attacks must prompt security reviews

Clive Williams comments in The Canberra Times

29
Nov
2016

Major parties push a losing uranium sector to India at great risk

Donald Rothwell cited in The Sydney Morning Herald

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27
Nov
2016

What to do if you're busted for drugs overseas

Donald Rothwell quoted in Vice Australia/NZ

23
Nov
2016

Schoolie arrested in Bali, sugar tax on soft drinks?

Donald Rothwell interviewed by ABC Goldcoast

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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?

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