Conference<br>1917: Revolution, Intervention and International Law(s)
Aug
24
Aug 25

Conference
1917: Revolution, Intervention and International Law(s)

  • Melbourne Law School

The Laureate Program in International Law will host a conference at Melbourne Law School from 24-25 August 2017. Entitled ‘1917: Revolution, Intervention and International Law(s)’, the conference will be convened by Ms Kathryn Greenman, Professor Anne Orford, Ms Anna Saunders, and Dr Ntina Tzouvala. It marks the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution and the passage of the revolutionary Mexican constitution.


Visiting Doctoral Seminar<br>Disputing Capture, Resisting Seizure: Brazilian Responses to British Interventions in the Name of Slavery Abolition
Mar
30
1:00 pm13:00

Visiting Doctoral Seminar
Disputing Capture, Resisting Seizure: Brazilian Responses to British Interventions in the Name of Slavery Abolition

In this seminar, Adriane Sanctis explored how Brazilians employed domestic and international legal techniques to resist and contest significant British interferences in the context of the escalating slave trade following its formal abolition in Brazil (1831-1850). The multi-layered battles over establishing, interpreting or reformulating legal vocabularies towards an assumed humanitarian endeavour shed light on dynamics very familiar to current international law.

Visiting Doctoral Seminar<br>State Responsibility for Rebels in the Venezuela Arbitrations: Reading Joseph Conrad’s 'Nostromo'
Mar
23
1:00 pm13:00

Visiting Doctoral Seminar
State Responsibility for Rebels in the Venezuela Arbitrations: Reading Joseph Conrad’s 'Nostromo'

In this seminar, Kathryn Greenman used Joseph Conrad's epic novel Nostromo – with its critique of economic imperialism and its ideas about the inherent chaos of Latin American society – to explore how the international law doctrine of state responsibility for rebels was forged in the postcolonial encounter between the West and Latin America.

Visiting Doctoral Seminar<br>Uneasy Neutrality: Great Britain and the Greek War of Independence
Mar
21
1:00 pm13:00

Visiting Doctoral Seminar
Uneasy Neutrality: Great Britain and the Greek War of Independence

In this seminar, Viktorija Jakjimovska developed a legal and conceptual analysis of British responses to the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). She explored how the tensions between legal arguments about intervention and the political context in which they were defended contributed to shaping civil war as a legal concept within the jus ad bellum.

Visiting Doctoral Seminar<br>State Support to Parties to Armed Conflict: Critiquing the ICRC’s Approach
Mar
16
1:00 pm13:00

Visiting Doctoral Seminar
State Support to Parties to Armed Conflict: Critiquing the ICRC’s Approach

This seminar presented by Nele Verlinden analysed alternative thresholds in jus in bello that have been developed to deal with increasing ‘non-lethal’ State support to parties to an armed conflict, such as the provision of air-to-air refuel services, the sharing of crucial intelligence information or allowing territory to be used for launching drone operations.

Keynote Lecture<br>Critical Thinking and Human Rights
Dec
8
Dec 9

Keynote Lecture
Critical Thinking and Human Rights

In this keynote lecture to launch the Lund Human Rights Hub, Anne Orford asked what it means to study human rights as part of an institutional culture committed to critical thinking and academic freedom. How does that academic style of engaging with human rights differ from the activist or official approach to rights? What challenges might this pose for the scholar or student of human rights, and what opportunities might it open up?

Launch Symposium<br>The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law
Nov
28
12:00 pm12:00

Launch Symposium
The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

  • Pufendorfsalen, Juridicum, Lund University

The Law Faculty at Lund University hosted a symposium to celebrate the launch of The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law. Participants included Leila Brännström, Martin Clark, Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Mónica García-Salmones, Geoff Gordon, Markus Gunneflo, Outi Korhonen, Martti Koskenniemi, Gregor Noll, Anne Orford, and Toni Selkälä.

Book Launch<br>The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law
Oct
19
5:00 pm17:00

Book Launch
The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

  • Staff Common Room, Melbourne Law School

The Laureate Program in International Law hosted the Melbourne launch of Anne Orford and Florian Hoffmann (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016). The Handbook was launched by Melbourne Laureate Professor Hilary Charlesworth at Melbourne Law School on 19 October 2016. 

Public Seminar<br>The Colombian Referendum - A Failed Peace?
Oct
14
1:00 pm13:00

Public Seminar
The Colombian Referendum - A Failed Peace?

  • Room 920, Melbourne Law School

In this seminar, Sebastián Machado Ramírez (Laureate Program, and former Senior Advisor on International Law to the Attorney General of Colombia) discussed the Colombian peace process, the considerations that led to the decision to hold a referendum, the causes for its failure, the perceived tension between amnesties and human rights, and the possible scenarios that could unfold. 

Roundtable<br>Political Islam and International Law
Jul
28
10:00 am10:00

Roundtable
Political Islam and International Law

  • Melbourne Law School

This roundtable explored whether a better understanding of the ideological and normative aspects of political Islam might inform international responses to the civil wars taking place throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and how international lawyers might better engage with the rival internationalisms being developed within political Islam.

Roundtable<br>The Asylum Crisis, Civil War, and Social Rights
Mar
29
Mar 30

Roundtable
The Asylum Crisis, Civil War, and Social Rights

  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute

The aim of this roundtable was to situate the 2016 asylum crisis within a broader field than that of migration and refugee politics alone, exploring its links with challenges to the social state in Europe and beyond, the conduct of interventions in civil wars in the Middle East and North Africa, and the possibilities offered by a renewed focus on social rights and inclusion in the European project. The roundtable was convened by Anne Orford, Gregor Noll, and Morten Kjaerum.

Early Career Workshop<br>History, Critique, and International Law
Mar
10
Mar 11

Early Career Workshop
History, Critique, and International Law

  • Rm 920, Melbourne Law School

This workshop brought together senior scholars and early career scholars in law and the humanities interested in exploring the methodological challenges involved in undertaking interdisciplinary research at the intersection of international law, history, political theory, and political economy.

Public Lecture<br>Human Rights - so 90s
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Public Lecture
Human Rights - so 90s

  • Rm G08, Melbourne Law School

Professor Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute at the University of Helsinki, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law. This lecture examined the triumph of human rights as a legal-political idiom in the 90s, and asked what has become of them today.