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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Mar
2017
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Mar
2017
Kirsten Sjolander

The Kirsten Sjolander Memorial Prize for Advanced International Human Rights Law has been established in memory of ANU Law PhD student, Kirsten Sjolander.

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Feb
2017
Ellie Greenwood and Andreas Sherborne

Ellie Greenwood and Andreas Sherborne are the shared recipients of the Blackburn Medal for Research in Law.

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Feb
2017
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In the Media

02
Apr
2017

Return of Professor Chongyi Feng to Australia

Donald Rothwell quoted in ABC Online

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28
Mar
2017

Australian government faces political revolt over extradition treaty with China

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28
Mar
2017

Explainer: why the government 'pulled' Australia's extradition treaty with China

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Feb
2017

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Jan
2017

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Jan
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Upcoming events

27
Apr
2017

International law and security in the Trumpocene

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11.00AM to 12.00PM
  • 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. 

10
May
2017

Regulating Westminster Parliaments: The sharp end

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5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • 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. 

16
May
2017

Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture: Justin Gleeson SC

Justin Gleeson
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Justin Gleeson SC
The Blackburn Lecture is held each year during Law Week in honour of the late Sir Richard Blackburn OBE, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.
17
May
2017

Law Week 2017: ANU Law explains...

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10.00AM to 7.00PM

Learn about the legal issues impacting counter-terrorism, citizenship, race relations, climbing imprisonment rates and the South China Sea.

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

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8.30AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg
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.

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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