International Law

New article examines legal implications of Legal Autonomous Maritime Systems

Lessons to be learned from and for law and development doctrine in the context of global law

In the traditional law and development doctrine the main goal was economic, since the legal development was needed to enable economic growth. Today, strengthening of the rule of law links with a variety of goals as can be illustrated by the example of the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The goal is about promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies. Law is, however, not only relevant for that one, but in fact needed for reaching all the other goals as well.

ANU postgraduate elective to equip students with legal expertise to tackle cyber warfare

Behind the scenes at the International Court of Justice

ANU Law professors co-edit book analysing Law of the Sea from new horizons

PhD candidate wins prize for research into human rights of sexuality and gender

HDR/ECR Masterclass: Research methods in law, culture and identity

This Masterclass will explore how to undertake ground-breaking research on the complex relationship between culture and law. The rule of law requires that like cases be treated alike. But what does this mean when it comes to cultural differences? How should cultural context be accounted for in law-making and judicial decision-making? When law refuses to consider cultural claims, is it repressive because it forces assimilation? The central normative question is whether the law ought to follow a policy of assimilation or one of accommodation.

Securing maritime boundaries in the Pacific

Pacific leaders last year "acknowledged the urgency and importance of securing the region’s maritime boundaries as a key issue for the development and security of the region" (49th Pacific Islands Forum Communique).

Reconsidering ‘revolution by constitution’: Law, social change, justice

Based on long-term ethnographic research on the “revolution by constitution” in contemporary Bolivia, this talk will examine the theoretical implications of the country’s turn to law as the principle mechanism of structural change and justice-seeking. Given Bolivia’s dependence on law as arguably one of the most radical laboratories for post-Cold War transformation, it offers a unique empirical vantage point for examining the outer boundaries where legal categories and discourses, social change, and historical accounts of justice meet.


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