The application of 'informal' international instruments before domestic courts: The case of Japan

23 October 2012
Machiko Kanetake
Machiko Kanetake

In this presentation, Machiko Kanetake discusses the application by domestic courts of 'informal' international instruments, which are neither internationally binding, nor formally given effect under domestic law. More specifically, she talks about (i) the kind of instruments employed by the courts, (ii) the purposes for which instruments are used, and (iii) the possible justification for the authority of domestic courts to employ informal instruments. In this seminar she focuses on the case of Japanese courts, and refers to other states' practices for comparative purposes.

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Location: Law Lounge, Level 1 New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)

Cost: Free, registration essential

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 2f5106670e473c02333f392921035f324b42062e234a591a

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