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

New ILA Committee on Human Rights in Times of Emergency – call for expressions of interest

The Executive Council of the International Law Association HQ has established a new Committee entitled ‘Human Rights in Times of Emergency’. The purpose of the Committee is systematically to assess normative developments against the background of institutional changes at the regional and international level, and to propose a set of recommendations aimed at mitigating the…Continue Reading

2018 Jessup Moot Competition: ILA awards Harold Snelling Prize to the University of Sydney for the second year in a row

At a formal dinner in the atrium of the High Court in Canberra on Saturday 10 February 2018, marking the end of the Australian qualifying round of the 2018 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 the…Continue Reading

New ILA Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance – call for expressions of interest

The Executive Council of the International Law Association HQ has established a new Committee entitled ‘Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance’. The Committee will continue the work of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law, which was dissolved in November 2016 following completion of a wide range of work over a period of some 28 years. A…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

Call for Papers and Panels – 2018 ILA Conference in Sydney

The Australian Branch of the ILA is proud to be hosting the next biennial ILA conference in Sydney from 19-24 August 2018. The organising committee is currently developing a program for the conference, and to that end we are calling for papers and panel presentations around the core theme of the conference: Developing International Law…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