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Upcoming event (12 August 2019): Singapore Convention on Mediation

As previously posted (here), the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is hosting 10-lecture International Law and Practice Course. ILA members are invited to attend the lectures for a reduced price.

On 12 August 2019, the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC will open the sixth lecture, which will be given by Mary Walker on the implications of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, which was opened for signature today (7 August 2019).

The lecture will take place at the offices of Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, from 7:45am to 9:00am.

Further details on the lecture are set out in this flyer. For information on registration and other enquiries, click here.

Passing of Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD

The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD, after a lengthy battle with illness. Professor Shearer was for many years Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and more recently was an Adjunct Professor in his home…Continue Reading

REGISTER NOW – Upcoming Sydney event – “The Future of International Dispute Settlement”

The ILA and NSW Young Lawyers are proud to host this flagship event on Thursday, 27 June 2019. This catered CPD event features three panels that bring together practitioners and academics to discuss emerging issues of international law relating to the peaceful settlement of international disputes.  Register now through Eventbrite here. Download the programme here.Continue Reading

Upcoming event (27 June 2019): The Future of International Dispute Settlement

The Future of International Dispute Settlement will bring together practitioners and academics to assess cutting-edge issues of international law emerging in relation to the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Speakers will examine the recent developments and future prospects for dispute settlement with regards to the practice of international courts, international criminal law, law of the…Continue Reading

New ILA Committees – call for expressions of interest

The Executive Council of the International Law Association HQ has established the following two new Committees: Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request (see mandate here) Submarine Cables and Pipelines under International Law (see mandate here). According to ILA rules (available here), it is for each branch of the ILA to nominate its members for membership of…Continue Reading

ILA Australian Branch welcomes Sri Lankan delegation

In collaboration with the University of New South Wales and Australia Awards, a group of ten senior lawyers of the Sri Lankan Attorney General’s Department recently visited Sydney to participate in a one week intensive course on International Commercial Arbitration, held from 30 April to 4 May 2018.  Course convener, Damian Sturzaker (Partner, Marque Lawyers,…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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