In the post-9/11 zeitgeist, the ever-present fear of terrorism has reignited debate regarding whether a State has the right of self-defence against attacks by non-State actors. As Australia targets non-State actors such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda fighters in self-defence, the legality of such actions in international law must be questioned.
The International Law Association (Australian Branch) is calling for submissions for the Brennan Essay Prize in Public International Law and the Nygh Essay Prize in Private International Law.
Farewell to buried treasure: Claiming proprietary rights under international law in Ure v Commonwealth — Timothy Gorton
Introduction Whilst many dream of claiming their own island slice of paradise, few would have ever done so with the same verve as Alexander Francis Ure. In 1970, Ure claimed the islands of Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs — some 80 miles north of Lord Howe Island — in order to exploit the substantial hydrocarbon deposits […]
WHAT’S NEW IN CHINA’S LEGAL LANDSCAPE The Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section will host a China Law breakfast on Wednesday 26 October at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. Judge Judith Gibson of the District Court of New South Wales will chair a panel of six experts in Chinese law to discuss contemporary legal […]
Upcoming Lecture with Justice Keane AC – “Courts and International Arbitration: A Reappraisal of Roles”
The International Law Association, Queensland Chapter warmly invites you to a breakfast lecture by Hon. Justice Patrick Keane AC of the High Court at 7:30 – 8:45 am on Friday 4 November 2016 in the Edinburgh Room, Brisbane Club. He will be speaking on the topic of “Courts and International Arbitration: A Reappraisal of Roles”. […]
With you… for whatever? The Chilcot Report on the United Kingdom’s Involvement in the Iraq War and its Aftermath – Luke Rowe
On 11 September 2001, 3000 people were killed in co-ordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The wording of s 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (“RDA”) is once again the subject of heated political debate, after Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi put forward a motion to rewrite the section.
The road to European Union membership is notoriously long and difficult; its conditions are many and, if successful, its speedy rewards scarce. Few nations are more familiar with this truth than Turkey.
Seminar on Choice of Court Convention and Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
Increasing the effectiveness of transnational litigation: the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIAN BRANCH) 9 SEPTEMBER 2016 Speakers: Professor Richard Garnett and Mr Andrew Walter Professor Richard Garnett is professor of law at the University of Melbourne and […]
How are the right to food and customary law linked? An Australian and South African comparison – Anna Bulman
Prior to colonisation, African peoples and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples lived in close connection with the land and environment, and governed themselves according to their own complex systems of law. With the colonies came completely different legal systems that were imposed onto the captured land, and which failed to properly recognise the existing […]