Climate change, disasters and displacement – a toolkit approach in Africa

Abstract Environmental disasters and climate change are now the leading causes of displacement worldwide. Last year, an estimated 24.2 million people were newly displaced by disasters, nearly four times the number displaced by conflict and violence. As the effects of… Continue Reading

What’s the Use of Public Interest Advocacy?

Abstract Looking back at three major cases he was involved in as a public interest advocate, Ray reflects on the ongoing questions: what’s the use of public interest advocacy and does it have a place at law school? The cases… Continue Reading

Recent Judicial Reforms in China: Circular Reforms or a Breakthrough for the Chinese Judiciary?

This presentation examines judicial reforms that were initially launched in 1999. It starts with an analysis of the fundamental problems and difficulties that impeded judicial reforms over the past two decades or so. This will be followed by a careful analysis… Continue Reading

The Forgotten Women on Nauru

By Emily Treeby Last month, Federal Liberal MP Russel Broadbent endorsed in parliament the message of the #BringThemHere campaign. The Victorian moderate broke ranks with government policy and called for refugees in offshore detention to be resettled permanently in Australia.… Continue Reading

What if magistrates courts delivered a different kind of justice?

By Kirsty Duncanson, Stephanie Falconer, Emma Henderson, and Nicole Shackleton Magistrates Courts are the engine rooms of the Australian criminal justice system.  Ninety six percent of Australian criminal cases are heard in magistrates’ courts.  Most of these cases are heard… Continue Reading

Winter School in Shanghai: Introduction to Chinese Law

La Trobe Law School, in cooperation with Shanghai University Law School, will offer a Winter School Subject – Introduction to Chinese Law in Shanghai – in November/December 2017. Enrolment will be limited to a maximum of 40 students. Introduction to… Continue Reading

The Coherence of Statutory Interpretation Symposium

The Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting has conducted its first highly successful Symposium. The ‘Coherence of Statutory Interpretation’ Symposium was attended by the judiciary, barristers, government legal counsel, and scholars from across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. … Continue Reading

LLS/AIAL (Victorian Chapter) Seminar: Judicial Review and Human Rights

La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the next LLS/AIAL Seminar: “Judicial Review and Human Rights”. Abstract A breach of human rights or the grounds of judicial review are both claims in public law but they remain… Continue Reading