Author Archives: Patrick Wall

Upcoming event: End of Year Function with Prof Rosalind Croucher and Annual General Meeting (Sydney)

The International Law Association (Australian Branch) is hosting an end of year function on Monday, 4 December 2017 featuring a presentation by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The event is being hosted by Baker & McKenzie at their offices on Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, from 5:30pm. Details for the event are set out in the event flyer

The event will be preceded at 5pm by the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the ILA (Australian Branch).

The end of year function is open to both members and non-members. Those wishing to attend the event are requested to register their attendance by email to The AGM is open only to members.


The AGM will see the election of officer bearers of the ILA (president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and director of studies), as well as the election of ordinary members of the committee.

A member may nominate another member for election by completing the nomination for election form and sending the completed form to the Secretary no later than 5pm on Monday, 27 November 2017. No nominations will be accepted after this time. The completed form my be sent by email to, or by post to Alexander Kunzelmann, c/o Level 5, 4 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.


A member who is unable to attend the AGM may appoint a proxy by completing the proxy notice form and sending the completed form to the Secretary (details above) by 5pm on Sunday, 3 December 2017. 


The agenda of the AGM, as well as minutes of the 2016 AGM, will be circulated to members separately.

EVENT (Sydney)–The Future of Hong Kong: 20 Years After Handover

  5 October 2017, 18:00-19:30, Sydney 20 years ago, Britain handed over the colony of Hong Kong to Mainland China. Fast forward to the present, and the relationship between the Mainland and its Special Administrative Region is becoming increasingly turbulent. Hong Kong is allegedly governed under the “One country, two systems” approach, where it is…Continue Reading

Call for papers – Volume 23 of the Australian International Law Journal

The Australian International Law Journal, published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch), is calling for papers of between 6,000 and 12,000 words on topics of public or private international law. Casenotes (2,000-3,000 words) and book reviews (1,000 words) within the area of public or private international law are also welcome. Papers should be submitted by…Continue Reading

Call for applications for the 2018 Nygh Internship

Applications for the 2018 Nygh Internship are now open. This award supports a postgraduate student or graduate of an Australian law school to undertake an internship with The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands by providing funds to cover the cost of travel and a contribution towards living expenses. Applications close 30 September…Continue Reading

New issue of the Martin Place Papers

The Martin Place Papers are an occasional series published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch) to provide wider access to the proceedings and outcomes of ILA sponsored seminars and conferences. No 7 in this series has now been published. Martin Place Paper No 7, The International Law Context of Recent Developments in Indigenous Policy…Continue Reading

Are you ILA Australia’s next Social Media Coordinator?

[Please distribute widely] The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is looking for a Social Media Coordinator, who will be responsible for maintaining and growing the online presence of the Australian Branch. This will include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. It is a great opportunity to work with some of the leading international lawyers in…Continue Reading

2017 Jessup Moot Competition: ILA awards Harold Snelling Prize to the University of Sydney

At a formal dinner in the atrium of the High Court in Canberra on Saturday 11 February 2017 to mark the end of the Australian qualifying round of the 2017 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Australian Branch of the International Law Association presented the Harold Snelling Prize to the members of…Continue Reading

UPDATED PAYMENT INFORMATION: Upcoming Event (Sydney): The rule of law in investment arbitration, 23 February

    “The Rule of Law in Investment Arbitration” Professor August Reinisch You are cordially invited to attend a seminar presented by Professor August Reinisch, Chair of the ILA Rule of Law and International Investment Law Committee and Member of the International Law Commission on“The Rule of Law in Investment Arbitration”. Date   Thursday 23…Continue Reading

Invitation to renew or sign up for membership for 2017

Dear ILA Members and Supporters, Happy new year. The Australian Branch of the International Law Association hopes that 2017 is a happy and successful year for you all. Your Branch is looking forward to an exceptional year in 2017 with numerous events throughout Australia, the publication of the Australian International Law Journal, and the provision…Continue Reading