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
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Antarctic, Deep Seabed Mining
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Asia-Pacific Security, Pacific Law, Law and Politics, Public law, Constitutional Courts, Judiciary, Transformative Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, Constitutional Reform, Law and Governance
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Citizenship
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Migration Law, Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Refugee Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Property Law, Sexuality, International trade, Critical legal theory
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
Senior 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:
Refugee Law, Immigration, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Public law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

Latest news

07
Mar
2018
Australia and Timor-Leste settle maritime boundary
After nearly two years of a facilitated conciliation process initiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Australia and Timor Leste have finally reached agreement on a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea.
22
Feb
2018
An anti-terrorism bollard on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Photo: James Ross
This year could see China and Russia with a counterterrorism capability to deploy smart killer drones using facial-recognition technology to eliminate persons deemed to be "terrorists". Many such persons would be considered by Australians to be activists, separatists or insurgents - rather than "terrorists".
13
Feb
2018
Jessup team 2018
The 2018 ANU Jessup mooting team succeeded in reaching the quarter-finals before they were defeated on Friday afternoon.
08
Feb
2018
Korean flag-bearer's Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee carry a unification flag during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. Photo: Amy Sancetta
The Pentagon's announcement that the United States will modernise its nuclear arsenal, introducing two new "low-yield" submarine-launched nuclear missiles, and resume large-scale bilateral military exercises with South Korea "immediately after" the Paralympic Winter Olympics indicate that tensions will soon rise again on the Korean peninsula.
07
Feb
2018
The terrain for the scientific work conducted by ICESCAPE scientists on July 4, 2010, was Arctic sea ice and melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea.
Is China a polar nation? Despite making no Antarctic territorial claims, China became a party to the Antarctic Treaty in 1983 and has four scientific research bases on the continent.

In the Media

16
Apr
2018

Syria strikes: history of chemical warfare has been foul indeed

Clive Williams writes in The Australian

16
Apr
2018

How could the Syrian strikes affect Australia?

Clive Williams writes in Sydney Morning Herald; Fairfax Media

05
Mar
2018

George Pell due in court to fight historical sexual offence charges

Donald Rothwell quoted in ABC News

Research theme:
20
Feb
2018

Bruising for a cruising – Carnival cruise brawl raises sea law queries

Donald Rothwell interviewed by The Wire radio

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Upcoming events

05
Jul
2018

26th ANZSIL Conference: From the local to the global

26th Annual ANZSIL Conference
9.00AM to 1.00PM
  • 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.

24
Apr
2018

Is sovereignty necessary? The role of sovereignty in Indigenous child protection

Marcia Zug
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • 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

17
May
2018

Law Week: Global mobility, security, citizenship and the courts

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4.00PM to 5.00PM
  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza, ANU College of Law
  • Ms Kate Ogg, ANU College of Law
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law
  • Professor James Stellios, ANU College of Law

The global mobility of people, the security of the nation and questions of citizenship are issues at the forefront of public policy and debate in Australia and globally.

14
May
2018

Law Week: International law in times of increasing insecurity

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3.30PM to 4.30PM
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall, ANU College of Law
  • Associate Professor Sarah Heathcote, ANU College of Law
  • Associate Professor David Letts, ANU College of Law

We are living through a period of pronounced global tension, prompting significant shifts in the foreign and domestic policies of major powers.

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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