Works-in-Progress Conference

Works-in-Progress Conference Hybrid Event Works-in-Progress Event On Thursday, 16 February, the Sydney Centre for International Law hosts its first-ever works-in-progress conference in association with its annual International Year in Review conference.  This hybrid afternoon event features authors from around the world workshopping papers dealing with the situation in Ukraine and interstate dispute settlement (ISDS), two …

Climate litigation against companies in a comparative perspective

Climate litigation against companies in a comparative perspective In-person event In this seminar, Prof M Marc-Philippe Weller (Heidelberg University) takes the spectacular 2021 Milieudefensie v Shell ruling from a first instance court in The Hague as an opportunity to identify cross-jurisdictional problems of civil climate change litigation from a comparative perspective. The Shell case was the first …

SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference

SCIL International Law Year in Review Conference Hybrid Event The Sydney Centre for International Law at Sydney Law School is delighted to present the eighth International Law Year in Review Conference, to be held at the Law School on Friday 17 February 2023. This annual ‘year in review’ conference gives participants insight into the latest …

Climate change – adaptation – resilience – Sydney Law School has a Plan!

Climate change – adaptation – resilience – Sydney Law School has a Plan! In-person event An event to mark World Disaster Day 2022 Book launch and art exhibition: Professor Mary Crock Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW, will launch Professor Mary Crock’s (Sydney Law School) first illustrated children’s book and …

Underutilisation of ADR in ISDS: Resolving Treaty Interpretation Issues

Underutilisation of ADR in ISDS: Resolving Treaty Interpretation Issues Online event Over the years, it has become evident that arbitration is the favoured dispute resolution mechanism over conciliation/mediation in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). This is due to the benefits of arbitration (binding process with final, enforceable award) over the shortcomings of conciliation/mediation (non-binding process with …

Repatriating Cultural Heritage: Conflict of Laws, Archaeology, and Indigenous Studies

Repatriating Cultural Heritage: Conflict of Laws, Archaeology, and Indigenous Studies From the intersection of conflict of laws, archaeology, and indigenous studies, this multidisciplinary webinar will explore legal and practical challenges and solutions in repatriating cultural heritage in Australia, China, the EU, and the USA. Examples include an Australian repatriation project with the Anindilyakwa Land Council …

Legal Obligation of the Security Council’s mandate on the protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping operations

Legal Obligation of the Security Council’s mandate on the protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping operations Speaker: Dr Tamer Morris, Sydney Law School While the Security Council has been mandating peacekeepers to protect civilians since 1999, there is still confusion on what it means to ‘protect’. Even though the concept of ‘protection’ can seem self-evident, …

The Invasion of Ukraine: The Personal Cost – Refugees

The Invasion of Ukraine: The Personal Cost – Refugees The world has been watching the horrific events in Ukraine for over a month, and what is abundantly clear is that Russian aggression has caused significant human suffering. This one-hour webinar considers the issue from the perspective of the more than 4 million refugees who have …

The Invasion of Ukraine: Legal, Political and Personal Consequences

The Invasion of Ukraine: Legal, Political and Personal Consequences Although Russia appears to be acting with impunity, there are very real consequences to its actions in Ukraine. Some of these consequences are having immediate effect, while others will last for years. This webinar analyses the ramifications of Russia’s recent aggression against Ukraine in legal, political …

The Invasion of Ukraine: Causes and Consequences

The Invasion of Ukraine: Causes and Consequences The Russian attack against Ukraine is one of the largest military operations in modern history. It has the potential to redraw not only borders in Europe, but may be the starting point for a transformation of the global order as we know it. This webinar will analyse the motives …