Upcoming event: State Succession: Can we still hold the Red Cross Ball, now that we are independent?

The International Law Association, Queensland Chapter, is pleased to present special guest speaker the Honourable Margaret White AO, who will address the contemporary issues and international legal consequences which occur when a polity is dismembered, or when it achieves independence, or on the amalgamation of states.

For further information, including RSVP details, please see the event flyer.


Date & Time: 

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday 1 December 2014


Supreme Court Library
Level 12, 415 George St


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The International Law Association is proud to co-sponsor–with the International Commission of Jurists–an upcoming colloquium entitled Settlement of International Boundaries: Applying the principles to Australia, Timor-Leste and Indonesia in the Timor Sea on 16 August 2014 at the University of New South Wales.   For more information,please see the event page.

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