Now Accepting Entries for the 2016 Brennan and Nygh Essay Prizes

The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is calling for submissions for the Brennan Essay Prize in Public International Law and the Nygh Essay Prize in Private International Law. These two prizes – named in honour of Sir Gerard Brennan, former Chief Justice of Australia and Patron of the Branch, and the late Dr…Continue Reading

Upcoming Event in Brisbane: Keane J on ‘Courts and International Arbitration–A Reappraisal of Roles’

On 4 November 2016, the Queensland Branch of the International Law Association will be delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC to present a lecture entitled ‘Courts and International Arbitration–A Reappraisal of Roles’.   Further information, including on registration, can be found on the event flyer.Continue Reading

Upcoming Event: Increasing the effectiveness of transnational litigation: the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

9 September 2016Speakers: Professor Richard Garnett and Mr Andrew Walter Professor Richard Garnett is professor of law at the University of Melbourne and a consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills.   Andrew Walter is Assistant Secretary, Civil Law Unit, Australian Attorney General’s Department.  They are both members of the Australian Government Delegation of Experts to the Hague…Continue Reading


The International Law Association (Australian Branch) (ILA-AB) is inviting all members to renew their membership of the ILA-AB, as well as non‑members to join (or re-join) the ILA-AB. Membership of the ILA-AB is for one calendar year, and entitles individuals to a range of benefits, including: invitations to events around Australia that are organised or…Continue Reading

Call for papers—Volume 22 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…Continue Reading

Just published—Volume 21 of the Australian International Law Journal

Click here to view the table of contents for the latest volume of the Australian International Law Journal. Volume 21 of the Australian International Law Journal has just been published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch). This latest volume contains articles covering topics such as: Forum non conveniens and the Hague Conference ‘Judgments Project’ Maritime…Continue Reading

2016 ILA Conference – Update

Dear members and subscribers,   As previously posted, the 77th ILA conference will be taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-11 August 2016. The President of the South African Branch, which is organising the conference, has sent the following update:   The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, which is scheduled for…Continue Reading

Event Report: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—Implications for Commerce and Practice

Professor Tania Voon of the University of Melbourne gave a breakfast seminar on Thursday 24 March 2016 to around 30 members and friends of the Queensland Chapter.  Professor Voon provided many interesting insights into the process surrounding the negotiation of the TPP treaty (including differences in the extent to which states allowed non-government actors to…Continue Reading