JSI Seminar: Social Rights and Proportionality

JSI Seminar: Social Rights and Proportionality In-person event This seminar outlines a model of proportionality analysis for the adjudication of positive constitutional economic and social rights [hereinafter: social rights]. Three distinctions are the basis of this model: (i) the distinction between empirical and normative aspects of the adjudication of social rights; (ii) between the level …

JSI Seminar: A republican case for regulatory juries

JSI Seminar: A republican case for regulatory juries In-person event The idea of administrative juries was proposed by David Arkush in 2013, drawing on the republican revival in public-law theory. These proposed juries would make some key policy choices especially underlying delegated lawmaking in the US. The paper challenges some criticisms that have been made …

JSI Seminar: On Constitutional Review

JSI Seminar: On Constitutional Review In-person event Constitutional review is a continental European instrument of checking the parliamentary legislation for its compliance with the constitution. This practice has a long history traced from ancient Greek democracy to the French and American Revolutions up to the 20th century culminating in Constitutional Courts. The Czechoslovakian experience of …

Workshop: The Future of the Criminal Law

Workshop: The Future of the Criminal Law In-person event In the current moment, it is little exaggeration to say the criminal law, and criminal justice more broadly, is in crisis. In liberal legal systems such as that of NSW and other Australian jurisdictions, the idea of a minimalist criminal law (which maximises liberty for individuals) …

Navigating China’s regulatory approach to generative artificial intelligence

Navigating China’s regulatory approach to generative artificial intelligence In-person event In-person event The rapid development and application of generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems have raised growing concerns of their potential risks at a global level. In July 2023, Chinese regulators passed the Interim Measures for the Management of Generative AI Services (the Measures). The Measures …

How Canada Chose Exile: The decision to banish Japanese Canadians, 1946

How Canada Chose Exile: The decision to banish Japanese Canadians, 1946 This event is proudly co-presented by the University of Sydney Law School and Discipline of History. In-person event As the end of the Second World War drew into view, federal officials in Canada faced a policy problem of their own creation. They had displaced …

How China governs Big Tech and regulates artificial intelligence

How China governs Big Tech and regulates artificial intelligence In-person event China has long been recognized as a powerhouse in cultivating Big Tech firms that rival those in the United States. However, the Chinese government recently embarked on a massive regulatory crackdown, targeting its largest tech corporations such as Alibaba, Tencent, and Meituan.  Many Western …

Informers Up Close: Stories From Communist Prague

Informers Up Close: Stories From Communist Prague In-person event Informers are generally reviled. After all, ‘snitches get stitches’. Informers who report to repressive regimes are particularly disdained. While informers may themselves be victims enlisted by the state, their actions cause other individuals to suffer significant harm. Informers, then, are central to the proliferation of endemic …