The Law Council of Australia is inviting students and practitioners with an interest in international law to attend the ILS International Law and Practice Course 2019. The course consists of a series of 10 monthly lectures, the first of which will be held on 15 March 2019 on the topic of EU law. Details of the subsequent lectures are set out below.
The Law Council is offering ILA members a special reduced registration fee of $250 for the 10-lecture course (in lieu of $300).
For information on registration and other enquiries, click here. To join the ILA and take advantage of the reduced registration fee, click here.
In June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel in Australia – Plain Packaging affirmed that Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws are consistent with its WTO obligations. The law and its accompanying regulations prohibit the use of colours, imagery, logos, fonts, scents, textures, pack shapes and promotional text (other than brand and variant name and consumer information) on tobacco packaging.
The ILA Reporter (ilareporter.org.au) is the
official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association
(ILA). The ILA was founded in Brussels in 1873. It has consultative status, as
an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United
Nations specialised agencies. The ILA
Reporter provides analysis, commentary and discussion on
issues in public and private international law which have bearing on Australia
and the wider region.
The ILA Reporter accepts
articles on a rolling basis from academics, legal practitioners, and students.
This is a great opportunity to be published by a well-respected non-government
organisation with a wide readership.
The ILA Reporter accepts analytical articles, book reviews, case analysis, and recounts of recent events in the field of international law. It is preferable that articles have a connection with Australia. We are flexible as to the length of the article – anywhere between 400 and 2,000 words is ideal – and multi-part articles may be submitted. Articles must follow the citation guide, which is available here.
contact the Editors, Molly Thomas and Evan Ritli, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal or
completed article, or any queries you may have.
On 4 October 1957, a Soviet space
object, Sputnik I, was launched and subsequently orbited the earth over 1,400
times during the following three-month period. This milestone heralded the dawn
of the space age, the space race (initially between the Soviet Union and the
United States), and the legal regulation of the use and exploration of outer
Sustainable management of marine fisheries is a complex, multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder process that entails sustainable use of marine living resources and conservation of marine biodiversity. Legislative, policy and institutional frameworks play a crucial role in conservation and management of fish stocks at all levels of governance—global, regional, national and local. Like many parts of the world, fisheries resources in the marine waters of Bangladesh are not sustainably managed.
Chinese Civil Procedure Law (CPL) provides that foreign judgments can be recognised and enforced according to reciprocity if no treaty is applicable. However, although Chinese judgments have been recognised and enforced in many countries without a treaty, China had never reciprocated before 2016.Since 2016, Chinese courts unprecedentedly recognised and enforced foreign monetary judgments based on de facto reciprocity. This spurs rich literature with mixed views about the future direction of reciprocity-based judicial recognition and enforcement (JRE) in China.This post aims to add to the current debate from two aspects. First, it tries to answer the doubts in contemporary literature about whether the two foreign judgments recognised and enforced in 2016 and 2017 are fortuitous. Second, it addresses the question of what the trend of the Chinese reciprocity-based JRE law might be.
The ILA Reporter is calling for applications for the role of Assistant Editor.
What is the ILA Reporter?
The ILA Reporter is the official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA). The ILA was founded in Brussels in 1873. It has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies. The ILA Reporter provides analysis, commentary and discussion on issues in public and private international law which have bearing on Australia and the wider region.
What is the role?
The role of Assistant Editor
is to support the Editors by commissioning, editing and publishing articles for
Assistant Editors will be engaged on a voluntary basis and will be required to source and edit at least one article per month. There may also be opportunities for Assistant Editors to have their own articles published on the blog.
The role is a great
opportunity for those looking to gain experience in the field of international
law with a well-respected non-government organisation.
Are you a suitable candidate?
At a minimum candidates must be in their penultimate or final year of a law degree or law masters degree. They must have taken an international law course during their degree.
Strong written communication
and legal research skills are essential.
How do you apply?
Please send a copy of your CV, academic transcript and an example of a written work to the Editors at email@example.com by 17 February 2019.
Please feel free to send any questions to the above address.
Refugees and people seeking asylum make up approximately 28.5 million of the world’s displaced population. At international law, a refugee is someone who is ‘unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.’ Asylum seekers have left their country of origin but have not had their claims for refugee status resolved. Once these individuals cross the border, they are no longer part of a national community and effectively relinquish self-determination. As self-determination forms a foundation for the exercise of other human rights, refugees and asylum seekers are especially vulnerable to continuing human rights violations.
The International Law Association (Australian Branch) has the pleasure of inviting all members and non-members to its annual end of year function on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm. The function will explore the topic of “Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: Possible International Law Responses”, and include a panel discussion by Justice Nicola Pain, Professor Jane McAdam, Professor Donald Rothwell, and Dr Rosemary Rayfuse. Please see flyer for further details. Registrations of attendance are required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 December 2018.
It is well-known that when the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was being voted on in the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, only four states voted against it: the infamous CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States). They have all since changed their position and shown varying degrees of support for the UNDRIP and what it contains.
It is noteworthy, however, that these are four developed countries with histories of English colonization and common law systems. The reluctance of these states to engage with the UNDRIP would suggest that other countries, more supportive of that process, would offer better lessons for strategic engagement. And yet, in Anglophone circles we tend to neglect the experiences of other parts of the world, particularly Latin America.