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    Outline of International Law

    Date Tue, 24 Sep 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    Drawing on his book An Outline of International law, launched at the ACT branch of the Institute earlier this year, Dr De Stoop will address not only the traditional subjects covered in works on international law -  the law of treaties, the law of the sea, state jurisdictions - but also topics such as international trade law, international criminal and anti-terrorism laws, international environmental law, the laws applicable to armed conflicts, shipping and aviation law and laws on disarmament and arms control.

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  • Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

    "Should Australia sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons?”

    Date Tue, 01 Oct 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    Since being adopted by the United Nations in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has attracted 70 signatories and 26 ratifications, including two former nuclear-armed states. The Treaty, which bans states from developing, testing or using nuclear weapons, is strongly supported by civil society and much of the developing world as it legally prohibits nuclear weapons in the same way as other weapons of mass destruction.

    However, nuclear-armed states have fiercely opposed the agreement, suggesting that it weakens the pre-existing Non-Proliferation Treaty and disregards the realities of international security including the strategy of nuclear deterrence. Australia, like many Western nations, does not support the Treaty, saying it “would not eliminate a single nuclear weapon” and that it would be inconsistent with...

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  • Joko widodo

    Jokowi 2019: a transforming president?

    Date Tue, 08 Oct 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    President Joko Widodo was re-elected for a second term in April 2019, in an election that revealed deep divisions in Indonesian society. He clearly wants to use this second term as a visionary and an achiever, in comparison to his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. His announcement of. the relocation of Indonesia's capital to Kalimantan shows his determination to change the Indonesian agenda. But at the same time fires in Indonesia, problems with Papua, and a debate over the anti-corruption body underline the massive problems he faces. How will this affect Australia?

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