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

Latest news

12
May
2017
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The case of an Australian woman detained on drug-related charges in Colombia, bears similarities to that of Schapelle Corby. Both highlight expectations on the Australian government to come to the aid of Australians caught up in overseas legal processes.

05
May
2017
Absrtact picture of birds flying out of a prison wall

ANU Law Explains is a National Law Week 2017 event which will examine four highly political issues with a legal perspective for a layperson audience.

10
Apr
2017
Driven by emotion? US president Donald Trump. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Without a clear strategy, the American strike on a Syrian airfield lacked both legality and effectiveness.

28
Mar
2017
Australia’s extradition treaty with China was completed in 2007, but it has never been ratified. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

The ConversationThe federal government today announced it will not proceed with the ratification of an extradition treaty with China. This followed strong indications that the Senate would block it from coming into force.

24
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.

In the Media

21
May
2017

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks legal battle is far from over

Donald Rothwell speaks to 3AW Neil Mitchell

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20
May
2017

Settling the maritime borders with Timor-Leste

Donald Rothwell quoted in The Saturday Paper

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12
May
2017

Prakash extradition from Turkey may not be easy expert warns

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC The World Today

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12
May
2017

PNG's Prime Minister sacks his treasury minister

Bal Kama speaks to ABC Radio Pacific Beat

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08
May
2017

International Law: Is Australia a good international citizen?

Donald Rothwell writes in Australian Institute of International Affairs

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08
May
2017

The Heat: Australian immigration reforms

Linda Kirk speaks to The Heat - CGTN America

03
May
2017

Chemical weapons - gas attacks in Syria

Phillip Drew speaks to ABC Radio 666 Canberra Breakfast

02
Apr
2017

Return of Professor Chongyi Feng to Australia

Donald Rothwell quoted in ABC Online

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Upcoming events

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.
18
Aug
2017

One day professional development course: Cyber operations and international Law

Cyber operations
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Michael Schmitt
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
  • Dr William Boothby

Cyber has become a critical factor in assessing and applying the legal permissions and limitations that surround national security, armed conflict, and transnational organised crime. 

29
Jun
2017

25th ANZSIL Conference: 'Sustaining the international legal order in an era of rising nationalism'

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9.00AM to 1.00PM
  • A/Prof Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • Prof Kerrie Sadiq
  • Prof Natasha Affolder
  • Prof Tim McCormack

The ANU College of Law and the Centre for International and Public Law are very proud to support the 25th ANZSIL Conference: Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism. 

26
Jul
2017

Information session: ANU-Alabama Joint Summer Program 2018

Alabama
4.30PM to 5.30PM

Come along to our 2018 Alabama information session and find out about the opportunity to travel to the USA for a five week program at the University of Alabama.

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?

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