Anne Orford, the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Chair in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, will present a keynote lecture on Critical Thinking and Human Rights at the launch of the Lund Human Rights Research Hub on 8 December 2016. Here is a preview.



Opening Session, Conference on History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International, University of Cambridge, 16 May 2016. Speakers: Richard Tuck (Harvard), Historicising International Law, Internationalising the History of Political Thought; Anne Orford (Melbourne), Meaning and Understanding in International Law and Intellectual History. Introduction by Annabel Brett (Cambridge) & Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki).


The 2016 Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne) on 31 March 2016. The title of the lecture is 'Mare Nostrum: International Law, Spatial Order, and the Mediterranean'. More information on this event is available at:


Professor Joseph Weiler, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law, and Professor Anne Orford of the University of Melbourne discuss the project on intervention in civil wars, for which Prof. Orford was recently awarded an Australian Research Council fellowship.


The James Crawford Biennial Oration on International Law was presented by Professor Anne Orford on 11 September 2013. The title of the Oration is "From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect".


This ESIL Lecture was presented at the University Paris 1 (Pantheon Sorbonne) on 23 January 2013. The title of the lecture is "Histories of International Law and Empire". Professor Orford discusses the growing body of scholarship concerned with the question of whether, and if so how, the imperial past is relevant to the internationalist present.