Global Food Governance Conference

Global Food Governance Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN This year, the Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre (The University of Sydney) and the George Institute for Global Health have partnered with the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments (Georgetown University Law Center) to organise the Global Food Governance Conference. This …

JSI Seminar: What is the point of going to school?

JSI seminar: What is the point of going to school? Speaker: Dr Luara Ferracioli, The University of Sydney Is there an interest that children have, qua children, which is uniquely or best served by their going to school? In the paper that Dr Luara Ferracioli will present at this seminar, she and Dr Ryan Cox argue …

Australian Criminal Legal Scholarship – Past, Present and Future

Online event: Australian Criminal Legal Scholarship – Past, Present and Future Thursday 29 July 2021, 12.30pm-2.00pm   About the event Join us for a panel discussion between four scholars on criminal law scholarship, including the background, work and influence of pioneering scholars in Australia’s recent legal history. From the early philosophical and psychological work of …

Beyond Punishment Seminar Series: The Role of Victims in the Criminal Justice System: Participants or Observers?

Beyond Punishment Seminar Series: The Role of Victims in the Criminal Justice System: Participants or Observers? Due to the extended lockdown in Sydney , this event will now be held online only.  Traditionally, criminal processes have been seen as matters involving exclusively the state and the accused person. However, there is an emerging movement towards …

JSI Seminar: Aggregated Legislative Intentions

JSI Seminar: Aggregated Legislative Intentions There is scepticism from certain sectors of legal academia and the judiciary regarding the notion of legislative intent. It seems problematic to say that a large group of people (e.g. parliament) has intent. In this paper David Tan argues that one can understand legislative intent through the lens of aggregation …

JSI Seminar: Sovereignty and Absolutism

JSI Seminar: Sovereignty and Absolutism For some contemporary commentators, sovereignty is an obsolete and dangerous concept. A negative or sceptical attitude towards sovereignty, however, is not a new phenomenon. Looking back over the last few decades, it is not difficult to find examples of strong criticism of sovereignty in polemical political writings and academic scholarship. …

Ross Parsons Centre Law & Business seminar: Re-examining India’s insolvency regime under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Ross Parsons Centre Law & Business seminar: Re-examining India’s insolvency regime under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code This presentation examines the India’s journey in corporate insolvency law reform culminating in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The presentation will critically discuss the law, including recent changes as well as discussing future challenges. Presenter: Preeti Nalavadi, …

Julius Stone Address 2021: Can the People be Sovereign?

Julius Stone Address 2021: Can the People be Sovereign? The Address will be delivered by Philip Pettit, Princeton University and Australian National University The notion of sovereignty goes back to Jean Bodin, a 16th century French jurist. For him the sovereign had to be a single individual or a majoritarian committee—whether of an elite or of …

JSI Seminar: A Chinese Alternative to Sovereignty?: Revisiting the Qing Concept of ‘Stateliness’

JSI Seminar: A Chinese Alternative to Sovereignty?: Revisiting the Qing Concept of ‘Stateliness’ Speaker: Assistant Professor Ryan Mitchell, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Today, the People’s Republic of China is one of the most prominent global advocates of a (near) absolute conception of state sovereignty vis-a-vis international legal norms. It is hardly unique in …