Past events

25
Jul
2016

Trouble in the South China Sea no more ‐ or more to come?

Hugh White, Lowell Bautista, and Imelda Deinla on a panel moderated by Hall Hill

On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and that China encroached on these rights with its...

Map of territorial claims in the South China Sea
21
Jul
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group July 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The first joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group for 2016 will take place in the RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room (3.14), Thursday 21 July, 3.00pm - 4.15pm. Miranda will lead discussion on...

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.
21
Jul
2016

Strange encounters: Interactions between Jewish law and state law in liberal democracies

Mareike Riedel

Religious practices polarise. Headscarves, religious slaughter (of livestock for consumption), and minarets have all sparked heated public debates about the limits of the right to religious freedom...

Image of lit candles in menorah
19
Jul
2016

Big Ideas: Regulating and governing the financial institutions of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act forty years on

Jon Altman

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 was progressive social justice legislation that is 40 years old this year; this law included some highly innovative institutional arrangements...

Image of mural illustrating the campaign for Aboriginal land rights.
13
Jul
2016

MCHP Seminar: Beyond stages and cycles - health policy weaving and juggling

Evelyne de Leeuw

In research into Healthy Public Policy and Health in All Policy development at local government levels across Europe and Victoria, Australia, an eclectic but rigorously applied set of theories from...

Woven basket
12
Jul
2016

The fight for king coal’s crown: Business actors in the us coal and utility industries

Christian Downie

Over the last two decades business actors have received growing attention in global environmental politics. In the context of climate change, scholars have demonstrated the capacity of business...

Image of earth mover in a coal mine in Wyoming, USA
05
Jul
2016

Recent developments in investment agreements: the trend towards greater government control in investor-state disputes

Richard Braddock

In recent years there have been growing concerns about the potential risks of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) in relation to legitimate government regulation. Some of these concerns have...

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04
Jul
2016

Mount Stromlo July 2016 Writing Retreat

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The Centre for International Governance and Justice is holding its one day writing retreat at the Mount Stromlo Observatory on Monday 4 July, 9am to 5pm. The retreat is open to all RegNet PhD...

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.
01
Jul
2016

Does social science expertise matter at international criminal courts?

Richard A. Wilson

Social science experts are increasingly called by the defense or prosecution in international criminal trials, and observers have begun to evaluate their reception in the courtroom. An analysis...

Image of Edison light bulbs
01
Jul
2016

Is international law international?

Anthea Roberts

RegNet scholar Anthea Roberts will present a keynote lecture at the 2016 ANZSIL conference. The theme of the ANZSIL conference is 'International Law of the Everyday: Fieldwork, Friction and Fairness...

flags abstract
30
Jun
2016

Richard Wilson masterclass: Socio-legal approaches to studying international institutions

Richard A. Wilson

In this masterclass, Richard will review a variety of social research methods he has used in studying the varying strategies of legal actors in international institutions over the past 30 years....

Image of gavel with a background image of Earth seen from space
30
Jun
2016

Protection from 'refuge'

Kate Ogg

The PhD midterm review seminar provides an opportunity for PhD scholars to give an update on the progress of their doctoral research and to receive feedback from beyond their supervisory panel....

Image of lifeboat in the stormy sea
28
Jun
2016

Big Ideas: Global business and the demand for justice - exploring the impact of non‐judicial mechanisms of redress for human rights abuse by international business enterprises

Fiona Haines

Land grabs, impoverishment and disease in the Global South caused by the activities of Northern multi-national businesses bring perennial challenges for local communities seeking justice and redress...

Cartogram visualising data on Gross National Income. © Copyright Sasi Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan).
21
Jun
2016

Big ideas: Issues of governance in global food systems, trade and health

Sharon Friel

Highly industrial globalised supply chains are by far the most dominant food system. From a governance perspective, food systems are highly complex, operating horizontally across sectors from...

A world map showing commercial shipping routes (in green) and air traffic (in blue).
20
Jun
2016

Understanding complex legality in international governance – reflections on ‘juris diction’

Siobhán Airey

Both international legal and international relations scholars have wrestled with how to effectively address changes in the relationship between law and international governance arising from two...

Abstract flame painting image
16
Jun
2016

International law in Australian domestic law and vice-versa

Henry Burmester AO QC, Anthea Roberts, Stephanie Ierino

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...

15
Jun
2016

Is change coming? Hindsights, insights and foresights on the Philippine Elections 2016

Ronald Holmes, Hal Hill, Mark Turner and Imelda Deinla

In this panel discussion, four academics discuss the conduct of the recently concluded May 9 national elections in the Philippines and what may be expected from the newly elected government....

Image of Rodrigo Duterte with quote "I will change this country even if it will cost me my life."
15
Jun
2016

Human Rights Reading Group June 2016

Christoph Sperfeldt

The June 2016 session of the Human Rights Reading Group will take place in RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room, Wednesday 15 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm. Following expressions of interest from the group,...

Still life image by Silvia Sala on Flickr under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.
14
Jun
2016

The promise and practice of victim reparations in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

The PhD midterm review seminar provides an opportunity for PhD scholars to give an update on the progress of their doctoral research and to receive feedback from beyond their supervisory panel. In...

image of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in session; schoolchildren are observing from the gallery.
07
Jun
2016

Braithwaite Fellow Seminar: Decolonising regulation - a critical analysis of the Community Development Program

Shelley Bielefeld

The Community Development Program (CDP) requires welfare recipients living in remote communities aged between 18 and 49 years to undertake work for the dole obligations for up to 25 hours a week in...

Greg Johns, Guardian Figures, 2003

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