International law in Australian domestic law and vice-versa

Event details

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Date & time

Thursday 16 June 2016
11.00am–12.00pm

Venue

The Dialogue Meeting Room, Attorney-General's Department, 4 National Circuit, Barton, ACT.
ANU Canberra

Speaker

Henry Burmester AO QC, Anthea Roberts, Stephanie Ierino

Contacts

ANU College of Law
+61 (0)2 6125 0454

The Centre for International and Public Law – in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Attorney-General’s Department – will hold a panel discussion on the consideration of international law in Australian domestic courts, and the incorporation of decisions of international courts and tribunals into domestic law and vice-versa. The panel members will each share their experiences and insights on recent cases and issues, and their thoughts on the future direction of this relationship.

Mr Henry Burmester AO QC has been a senior legal adviser to successive Australian Governments, including in the field of international law. He has served as Acting Solicitor-General, Chief General Counsel in AGS and was the founding head of the Office of International Law in the Attorney-General’s Department. He is currently Consultant Counsel to the AGS.

Associate Professor Anthea Roberts is a specialist in public international law, investment treaty law and arbitration, and comparative international law. She has served as an international arbitrator and as a testifying and consulting legal expert in international law cases, including those before national courts and international tribunals, on issues such as the interpretation of Chinese investment treaties and the availability of sovereign immunity.

Ms Stephanie Ierino is a Principal Legal Officer in the Office of International Law. In that role, she has advised the Government on issues including law of the sea, international humanitarian law, the use of force and international dispute settlement. Prior to joining OIL in 2008, she worked as a Research Associate at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

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