SCIL Talks: big ideas from our experts in international law

31 January 2013

Experts in international law from the Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) have presented four intriguing ideas in a series of short videos.

In less than six minutes each, the videos cover a wide range of topics including the environment, rebellion, forced evictions in Nepal and the role international law plays in crafting non-legal phenomena.

The arguments are surprising, thought-provoking, sometimes confronting.

They are designed to engage those already working in the field, as well as those new to it.

Irene Baghoomians' talk (at the very top) - 'Forced Evictions' - sheds light on the clearing of settlements along the Bagmati River in Nepal. International law should, Baghoomians contends, be doing more to address these evictees' plight.

Tim Stephens' video (directly above) - 'Living within earth's limits' - challenges international environmental law to take a systems approach.

It makes the radical proposal of abandoning the world's major environmental treaties and starting afresh.

Ben Saul's talk (directly above) - 'The death of rebellion' - decries international law's destruction of the human right to resist oppressive governments..

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