4th Annual ANZSIL International Peace and Security Interest Group Workshop

  • 27 Apr 2018
  • (UTC+10:00)
  • TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Workshop date: 27 April 2018

Submission deadline: 2 February 2018

The International Peace and Security Interest Group (IPSIG), established in 2014, is one of ANZSIL’s interest groups. The aim of the Group is to enable those ANZSIL members who are interested in conflict, peace and security issues to connect with one another and exchange ideas throughout the year, not just at the annual ANZSIL conference. IPSIG has thus far held three workshops: in Melbourne in March 2015, in Sydney in April 2016, and in Auckland in May 2017.

2018 Workshop

The 2018 IPSIG Workshop will be hosted by the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, in Brisbane on Friday, 27 April 2018. The aim of the workshop is to provide an informal setting for a relatively small group of academics, research higher degree students, government lawyers, members of civil society and other practitioners of international law working on peace and security matters to discuss work in progress.

IPSIG invites ANZSIL members, as well as staff of DFAT, MFAT and the Attorney-General’s Department, to submit proposals for papers on any topic connected to international peace and security, including:

  • the law on the use of force (jus ad bellum);
  • collective security under the UN Charter;
  • the law of armed conflict (jus in bello);
  • arms control and disarmament law;
  • the law of peacekeeping;
  • security-related aspects of international human rights law;
  • critical approaches to peace and security issues;
  • international and transnational criminal law; and
  • the teaching of peace and security issues in a legal context.

Submissions of Proposals

If you are interested in presenting at the workshop, please submit an abstract (up to 500 words) and a biographical note (up to 150 words) via an online form at by Friday, 2 February 2018. 

The abstracts will be subject to blind review and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposal by mid-February. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a three-page summary of their paper in advance of the workshop.

A small amount of financial support is available, on a competitive basis, for students and recent graduates (highest degree conferred no earlier than 1 January 2013) who are unable to obtain financial support from their own institution and who do not live in Brisbane. You can apply for financial support when submitting the abstract and by using the same online form; you will need to provide an estimated travel budget and details of other funding sources available to you.

 If you have any enquiries about the workshop or IPSIG, please contact Treasa Dunworth ( or Rain Liivoja (

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