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, 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
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
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
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

Latest news

15
Nov
2017
2017 ICN team
The Australian National University (ANU) is leading a team of Australia’s top international law students heading to Japan to compete in what’s described as the Asia-Pacific Olympics of transnational arbitration and negotiation.
10
Nov
2017
Crown and Sword
ANU Press has just published 'Crown and Sword: Executive power and the use of force by the Australian Defence Force' by Associate Professor Cameron Moore.
09
Nov
2017
European Union Flag
The free movement of people continues to be significant to the Brexit negotiations and the topic is receiving wider coverage. It is a remarkable story of evolution and integration to which the Member States, the Court of Justice of the EU and the other EU institutions have all contributed.
03
Nov
2017
Tran-Pacific Partnership
Is an 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 2.0 a possibility? It seemed most unlikely back in January when US President Trump withdrew the United States from the TPP. But there have since been ongoing discussions among the remaining 11 members in an effort to keep the TPP dream alive.
28
Sep
2017
Moeen Cheema
ANU College of Law Senior Lecturer Moeen Cheema has been granted an Australia Awards Fellowship to analyse the rule of law dimensions of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

In the Media

20
Nov
2017

No action on dog attack as DFAT says no 'assertions' of diplomatic immunity made

Donald Rothwell quoted in The Canberra Times

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11
Nov
2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership talks resume after Trudeah no-show

Donald Rothwell speaks to The New Daily

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19
Sep
2017

How does Australia decide to go to war?

Ernst Willheim speaks to ABC 666 Mornings

04
Sep
2017

Australia and Timor Leste strike deal to end maritime boundary dispute

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC Radio National Breakfast

29
Aug
2017

ANU wins more than $1.24 million in New Colombo Plan grants

Vivien Holmes, Margie Rowe ANU Newsroom

16
Aug
2017

No Brexit from the South China Sea

Donald Rothwell writes in East Asia Forum

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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Upcoming events

04
Dec
2017

Thailand’s constitutional changes and Buddhism

Event speaker
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Chulalongkorn University

The Thai state is known for its long and deep entanglement with Buddhism. Buddhism provided guidance, constraints, as well as legitimacy for traditional Siamese kings, who returned the favor in the form of special treatment and subsidies to the Thai Buddhist order.

07
Dec
2017

Book launch: Crown and sword: Executive power and the use of force by the Australian Defence Force

Cameron Moore
4.30PM to 5.00PM
  • Dr Cameron Moore, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong
  • Henry Burmester AO, QC, ANU College of Law

The Australian Defence Force, together with military forces from a number of western democracies, have for some years been seeking out and killing Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, detaining asylum seekers for periods at sea or running the judicial systems of failed states.

07
Dec
2017

The Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law - International dispute resolution: Australian perspectives and approaches

Bill Campbell QC
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Bill Campbell PSM QC, General Counsel (International Law), Office of International Law, Attorney-General’s Department

Australia’s engagement with international courts and tribunals over the past 20 years has increased markedly, in part due to its acceptance of new forms of contentious jurisdiction, but also because states and private actors have become more litigious. 

30
Nov
2017

The global direct democracy challenge: From Switzerland to Australia, options and limits of modern referendums and plebiscites

Melbourne rally for marriage equality
11.00AM to 1.00PM
  • Bruno Kaufmann, Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe
  • Dr Ron Levy, ANU College of Law
  • Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law
  • Kevin Boreham, ANU College of Law

Join us for a roundtable discussion comparing the recent marriage plebiscite experience in Australia with recent events in Europe.

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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