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ANZSIL 30th Annual Conference: Is International Law Resilient?

  • 29 Jun 2023
  • (NZST)
  • 01 Jul 2023
  • (NZST)
  • Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • after 30th April
  • after 30th April
  • after 30th April

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Australia and New Zealand are both longstanding supporters of the international rules-based order, but is this order sufficiently resilient to survive both acute and systemic challenges? Since the start of the 2020s, the international order has been challenged by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tension between China and the West, the increasingly visible effects of climate change, the ongoing COVID pandemic, the economic disruptions caused by supply chains in crisis, and the challenges posed by cyberthreats and new technologies, to name just a few.

Is international law, and are international institutions, resilient in the face of these threats? Can international law contribute to supporting the resilience of ecosystems and communities in the face of inexorable environmental degradation? Is international law equipped with the tools to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war’ as the UN Charter’s preamble so solemnly proclaims? Are key UN institutions such as the Security Council and the International Court of Justice still capable of contributing to peace and security and the peaceful resolution of disputes? How are the UN and other international organisations developing resilience in response to changing geopolitical norms? Is resilience supported through domestic processes of incorporation and interpretation of international law? Does resilience require the development of new international rules in areas where none existed previously? Or, does resilience resist change and prevent the creation of flexible and innovative solutions? Where does a resilient international law sit on the continuum between continuity and change? Finally, how can we remain resilient as teachers, students and practitioners of international law?

Conference Program and Conference Information     

The Conference Program is available here.

Detailed information for speakers, chairs and participants will be available soon.

    How to Register     

    Please use the registration link at the bottom of the menu on the left and follow the prompts to register securely online. You will only be able to submit one registration option at a time (unless registering for guests under the same option). Therefore, if you wish to complete multiple registration types (i.e. Conference rego plus the Conference Dinner) you will need to complete one at a time. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

    Note for conference speakers: Your place in the program will not be confirmed until you have registered for the conference.  We ask you to register or contact us as soon as possible so we can finalise the program.

    ANZSIL Members and Speakers: 400 AUD (registration on or prior to 30th April 2023)
    ANZSIL Members and Speakers: 450 AUD (registration after 30th April 2023)
    Non- ANZSIL Member: 450 AUD (registration on or prior to 30th April 2023)
    Non- ANZSIL Member: 500 AUD (registration after 30th April 2023)
    One day or half day: 200 AUD
    Students: 100 AUD
    Students attending the 2023 Postgraduate Workshop - please email anzsil@anu.edu.au for a code for complimentary registration.

    Conference Program

    The Conference Program will be made available in due course and speakers and chairs will be advised as to the length of their panel and their allotted speaking time.

    Conference Venue

    This year's conference will take place in-person only at Victoria University Law School in central Wellington. 

    COVID-19

    We are aiming to be as COVID safe as possible and will be providing details of preventative measures in due course, including information on mask wearing and air purification systems.

    Conference Dinner

    The conference dinner will take place at 7pm on Friday 30th June 2023, at the Grand Hall at the New Zealand Parliament hosted by Vanushi Walters MP. The cost of the dinner is 95 AUD per person (including a welcome drink, but otherwise excluding alcohol) and you must register separately for this by submitting a new conference registration.

    Accommodation

    We have agreed special rates with three accommodation providers.  However, you may get a better rate using sites such as expedia.com, hotels.com, triapadvisor.com or booking.com so please shop around!

    Rydges Wellington

    15 percent discount off the best available rate.  You must book BEFORE 29 May 2023 and this includes days from 27 June – 2 July (inclusive).

    To access your special rate:

    1.       Visit www.rydges.com
    2.       Select Rydges Wellington, enter your required dates* and number of guests staying and click ‘GO’
    3.       Click ‘I have a code’
    4.       In the ‘Promo Code’ field enter your booking code: ANZSIL
    5.       Click ‘UPDATE’
    6.       Your special rates will appear on the rates screen

    Quest Wellington

    Offering the following options on a first in first served basis.  Available for 28 June – 2 July (inclusive).  Delegates must contact reception and mention the ANZSIL 2023 conference rates.

    Option 1: Non-Refundable

    Studio Apartment at a per apartment, per night rate of $190.00 Incl GST and Wi-Fi

    Cancellations and changes are not permitted to this advance purchase, non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-changeable, non-commissionable booking. A valid credit card is required upon check in. Payment in advance will be required. Payments processed via Mastercard and Visa will incur a 2% transaction fee and American Express and Diners will incur a 4% transaction fee. A 2% fee will be charged on all debit card transactions, when using the credit payment transaction option on a debit card. If you change or cancel your booking you will not get a refund or credit to use for a future stay. This policy will apply regardless of COVID-19, subject to any local consumer laws.
    OR
    Option 2: 7 Day Cancellation Policy

    Studio Apartment at a per apartment, per night rate of $230.00 Incl GST and Wi-Fi

    Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the arrival date to avoid penalties being incurred. Should a cancellation or amendment take place within 7 days of the arrival date the total accommodation fee shall apply. A valid credit card is required upon check in. Payment in advance will be required 7 days prior to the arrival date. Payments processed via Mastercard and Visa will incur a 2% transaction fee and American Express and Diners will incur a 4% transaction fee. A 2% fee will be charged on all debit card transactions. A 2% fee will be charged on all debit card transactions, when using the credit payment transaction option on a debit card. This policy will apply regardless of COVID-19, subject to any local consumer laws.

    Novotel Wellington 

    15 percent off the Best Flexible Rate of the Day.  Discount applies from 28 June - 2 July 2023. Please use this specific link to access the offer: https://accorevents.com/offers/anzsil-conference-of-international-law

    If you are also attending ICONS, the list of preferred hotels is available here.  Please note that the preferred rates are unfortunately NOT available over the ANZSIL conference period.

    Travel Information

    Participants and delegates are responsible for ensuring they comply with all visa and any COVID requirements for entering New Zealand.  Please see the official requirements and guidelines on entering New Zealand here and here.

    Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy

    A registrant must provide the registration confirmation details (including the email address used to pay via PayPal) when submitting a written cancellation request to anzsil@anu.edu.au
    Cancellation requests cannot be taken over the telephone.
    Conference no-shows are ineligible for a refund.

    Contact us:

    ANZSIL Secretariat | Centre for International and Public Law 
    ANU College of Law | The Australian National University | 5 Fellows Road | Canberra ACT 2601

    ABN: 94 662 977 865 

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