Law Week 2018: Global mobility, security, citizenship and the courts

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific and ANU College of Law

The global mobility of people, the security of the nation and questions of citizenship are issues at the forefront of public policy and debate in Australia and globally. Across all these issues run questions about the role that courts play in checking the power of the legislative and executive arms of government and to uphold human rights. On this panel, experts from the ANU College of Law will speak about how their research connects with these public policy issues in Australia and internationally.

Dominique Dalla-Pozza researches the Australian Parliament and its legislative process especially in relation to National Security Laws. She is interested in the work done by parliamentary committees. One of her main aims as a researcher is to continue to bring together ideas from the disciplines of political science and law to provide a richer understanding of the law-making process.

Kate Ogg researches and teaches in refugee law, international human rights law and feminist legal theory. Recent publications address the legal regulation of rescue from and confinement to refugee and IDP camps, exclusion of women from the Refugee Convention on the grounds of criminality and extraterritorial reach of human rights instruments and what this means for claiming asylum in embassies.

Kim Rubenstein is a professor at the ANU College of Law and a public policy fellow. Her book Australian Citizenship Law, represents much of the spread of her interest in her research on citizenship issues, looking at the disjuncture between the exclusive legal notion and the more inclusive normative understanding of citizenship.

James Stellios is a professor at the ANU College of Law. His primary research interest is constitutional law and he has published widely in that field, particularly in the areas of judicial power and the Australian judicial system. He is the Director of the ANU Centre for International and Public Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Who should attend? Academics interested in public policy issues like global mobility of people, the security of the nation and questions of citizenship and the role that courts play in checking the power of the legislative and executive arms of government and to uphold human rights.