Author Archives: Patrick Wall

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 considered part of China, but has a different legal system.  Yet these lines may be blurring.

Headlines have been dominated with the high-profile kidnapping of booksellers from Hong Kong, disqualification of Legislative Council members for refusing to swear an oath of loyalty to Beijing and the jailing of pro-democracy protesters from the Umbrella Movement, amongst others.

So what does the future of the Hong Kong look like going forward? How has it changed since handover? What are the some of the most pressing challenges for its legal system, including human rights?

These questions and others will be answered by our esteemed panel, including a keynote address by Professor Johannes Chan SC.

Further details, including ticketing information, can be found on the AIIA website.

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

February 2017 Update from the ILA Reporter

The editors of the official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association, the ILA Reporter, are pleased to bring you their monthly update for February 2017: Dear Reader, We hope you are enjoying 2017 thus far. Last year was a tumultuous one from the perspective of international law, with events such as Brexit, the South…Continue Reading