2010 News archive

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December 2010
The Kosovo Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice   View Summary
15 December 2010
On 22 June 2010 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) provided its Advisory Opinion on whether or not Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence was legal according to international law. Emily Christe, SCIL intern has written a this advisory opinion.
Time to rethink the World Trading System    View Summary
10 December 2010
Centre Associate Brett Williams has been invited to participate in the Cordell Hull Institute's project on "Time to Rethink the World Trading System"
War on WikiLeaks reveals the need for law reform   View Summary
8 December 2010
The global war on WikiLeaks and the demonisation of Julian Assange is troubling because governments are playing so fast and loose with accusations of criminal wrongdoing, writes Associate Professor Ben Saul.
Don't cry over WikiLeaks   View Summary
2 December 2010
Ben Saul writes in the National Times that instead of pursing WikiLeaks for espionage, Australia should question potential US misconduct.
November 2010
Human Development Report 2010 Launched   View Summary
26 November 2010
The 20th anniversary edition of the Human Developement Report was launched recently in New York with the Secretary General and Amartya Sen, and is now touring with a series of regional launches. The Sydney event is on 15 December at the Law School.
Workshop on International Legal Theory - Call for Papers   View Summary
9 November 2010
European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Legal Theory
Law's role in the global response to HIV/AIDS   View Summary
5 November 2010
On Thursday 28 October, the Centre for Health Governance, Law & Ethics and the Sydney Centre for International Law jointly co-hosted an oration titled Law's Role in the Global Response to HIV/AIDS featuring David Patterson, Manager of the HIV & Health Law Program at the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) in Rome.
October 2010
Women's Reproductive Rights: Selves, Others, Bodies   View Summary
27 October 2010
On 2 November 2010 as part of the Human Rights and Democratisation Special Lecture Series Yasmine Ergas, Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University will speak.
Human Rights and Democratisation - Special Lecture Series    View Summary
18 October 2010
Chirs Sidoti, former Human Rights Commissioner, is giving a lecuture on Australia's ambivalent attitude to human rights, Friday 22 October 3.30pm.
Call for Applications - Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)    View Summary
18 October 2010
Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD).
Water in Cambodia and the Mekong - Half day symposium    View Summary
5 October 2010
This half-day symposium organised by the Australian Mekong Resource Centre showcases research at the University of Sydney on water resource issues in Cambodia and the wider Mekong River Basin.
Oration: Law's Role in the Global Response to HIV/AIDS   View Summary
5 October 2010
In this oration on 28 October, David Patterson, Manager of HIV and Health Law at the International Development Law Organisation in Rome, Italy, will critically review the role of law in international responses to HIV.
September 2010
Centre member awarded prize   View Summary
30 September 2010
Centre member, Tim Stephens has been awarded a prize for outstanding contribution to environmental law scholarship.
Government should adopt Productivity Commission recommendations   View Summary
7 September 2010
Brett Williams says Government should adopt Productivity Commission reforms on antidumping law and go further
Book Launch - 'Events: The Force of International Law'    View Summary
7 September 2010
Centre Co-Director, Fleur Johns, has published a new book, co-edited with Richard Joyce and Sundhya Pahujato: 'Events: The Force of International Law' to be launched on 8 October.
August 2010
New book published   View Summary
23 August 2010
Centre members, Helen Irving and Jacqueline Mowbray, together with Kevin Walton have edited 'Julius Stone: A Study in Influence'.
Gillian Triggs will be speaking at Humanitarian Law Perspectives 2010   View Summary
23 August 2010
Centre member, Gillian Triggs, will be speaking at the annual Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar on Monday 6 September.
Stop the political point-scoring    View Summary
16 August 2010
Controlling the arrival of unauthorised boats carrying asylum-seekers is complex and challenging for all countries facing irregular migration, writes Professor Mary Crock.
Islam is not on trial in judge's burqa ruling    View Summary
10 August 2010
Fleur Johns and Jacqueline Mowbray write in The Age newspaper that Islam is not on trial in judge's burqa ruling
Scapegoating boat people a true blue Australian tradition   View Summary
10 August 2010
Mary Crock writes in the Sydney Morning herald on scapegoating boat people being a true blue Australian tradition
July 2010
Dr Luke Nottage has co-edited/authored "International Arbitration in Australia"   View Summary
14 July 2010
Dr Luke Nottage has co-edited/authored "International Arbitration in Australia".
June 2010
Research grant success   View Summary
30 June 2010
Centre Members secure funding to study law and policy surrounding refugee children.
Centre Director Ben Saul is representing Sheikh Mansour Leghaei in his complaint to the United Natio   View Summary
16 June 2010
Centre Director Ben Saul is representing Sheikh Mansour Leghaei in his complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Centre Researcher Sam Thampapillai argues in SMH for post-conflict justice in Sri Lanka   View Summary
2 June 2010
Centre researcher Sam Thampapilli argues argues in the Sydney Morning Herald for post-conflict justice in Sri-Lanka
May 2010
Himalayan Field School: Development and Human Rights   View Summary
27 May 2010
The Sydney Centre is offering an innovative and exciting new Field School in early 2011
April 2010
Opinion: Time to stop handling Israel with kid gloves   View Summary
14 April 2010
Centre Co-Director, Associate Professor Ben Saul, published an opinion editorial on the ABC's The Drum Unleashed on Britain's expulsion of an Israeli diplomat being a lesson for Australia
Interview - Humane or tough: a response to asylum seekers arrival in Australia   View Summary
7 April 2010
Professor Mary Crock was interviewed by the ABC's Rear Vision program on asylum seekers.
March 2010
Opinion: Australia has a duty to take Gitmo inmates   View Summary
26 March 2010
Centre Director, Ben Saul published and opinon piece for the National Times in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Opinion: Case to test the definition of national security   View Summary
26 March 2010
Centre Director, Ben Saul commented on the forthcoming case involving the five Melbourne men facing trial over an alleged planned terrorist attack on Holsworthy Army Base.
February 2010
Centre Director, Ben Saul speaks on counter terrorism laws    View Summary
24 February 2010
Centre Director Ben Saul was invited to speak about counter-terrorism laws to a gathering of senior Australian Muslim religious and community leaders in the Lakemba region of Sydney.
Podcasts of seminars on international law now available   View Summary
11 February 2010
Live podcasts of seminars on international law are now available, including on 16th Century Spanish Scholasticism by Professor Martti Koskenniemi; on the South African Bill of Rights by Dr. David Bilchitz; and on Guantanamo Bay, Obama and David Hicks.