We are proud to publish the ANZSIL Perspective. These are short notes on matters relevant to our members and are published regularly by email and are made available on a dedicated public page of our website.   It is hoped that ANZSIL Perspectives will  generate discussion and contribute to thoughtful debate on major issues of international law. The ANZSIL Editorial Committee welcomes submissions of articles for publication in the Perspective series. Before preparing your article please see the guidelines on drafting a Perspective and contact the ANZSIL Secretariat.

The ANZSIL Perspective Editorial Committee is headed by Professor Felicity Gerry QC (Deakin)and comprises Bill Campbell QC, Professor Holly Cullen (UWA), Channelle Fitzgerald (OIL Attorney General's Department), Dr Nengye Liu (Macquarie) and Amelia Telec (Attorney General's Department).

Please see the current call for Perspectives here.

>ANZSIL Perspective No. 19 November 2020

Four Perspectives focusing on the Brereton Report, Brenton Tarrant and Trans-Tasman Prisoner Transfers, transnational feminisms and the ship breaking industry 

>ANZSIL Perspective No. 18 October 2020

Four Perspectives focusing on Prisoners of war - updating our thinking on the law of armed conflict; perceived threats to the making and enforcement of international law; a community-based approach to address refugee settlement in Australia; and accountability for the perpetration of war crimes in Afghanistan

>ANZSIL Perspective No. 17 September 2020

Three Perspectives focusing on: sexual harassment and human rights obligations; Argentina, tension and the Antarctic Treaty System; the duty to protect and complicity in relation to genocide - Myanmar and Australia.  This Perspective also includes a review of Pacholska, Complicity and the Law of International Organizations: Responsibility for Human rights and Humanitarian Law Violations in UN Peace Operations (Edward Elgar, 2019).

>ANZSIL Perspective No. 16 August 2020

Four Perspectives focusing on: the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Australia's response to China in respect of the South China Sea; the Australia/ Hong Kong extradition relations; and the concept of 'allegiance' as a bond protection not a means to deliver a punitive moral judgment

>ANZSIL Perspective No. 15 July 2020

Three Perspectives focusing on: legal options for cross-birder humanitarian assistance in Syria; suspending the Australia - Hong Kong Extradition Treaty; and tobacco plain packaging.

ANZSIL Perspective No. 14, June 2020

As Lockdown Lifts, It is Time to Repatriate Women and Children Held in Syrian Camps

>ANZSIL Perspective No 13, May 2020

Five Perspectives focusing on the implications of COVID-19 for Antarctic governance, the UN Security Council, and fisheries management as well as the topics of joint criminal enterprise in the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the definition of Women Human Rights Defenders.

>ANZSIL Perspective No 12, March 2020

Update on the Intergovernmental Conference for an International Legally Binding Instrument for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

>ANZSIL Perspective No 11, July 2018

Activating the crime of aggression at the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties

> ANZSIL Perspective No 10, June 2017

The 1977 Additional Protocols: Forty and Fabulous

> ANZSIL Perspective No 9, May 2017

Is the Paris Climate Agreement Universal and Useless?

> ANZSIL Perspective No 8, October 2016 

> ANZSIL Perspective No 7, September 2016 

> ANZSIL Perspective No 6, August 2016

Tobacco Plain Packaging: The PM Asia v Australia Investor-State dispute settlement

> ANZSIL Perspective No 5, May 2016

Consensus: A good goal but a bad rule? Decision making in RFMOs and the implementation of the UN Fish Stocks Agreement

> ANZSIL Perspective No 4, January 2016 

Strengthening IHL at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

> ANZSIL Perspective No 3, November/December 2015

Business and human rights: perspectives on the treaty question 

> ANZSIL Perspective No 2, October 2015

The rapidly evolving norm relating to collective self-defence against non-state actors in the territory of 'unwilling or unable' states

> ANZSIL Perspective No 1, September 2015

Customary IHL: enhancing protection for victims of armed conflict

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