International law

The acid test: legal moves to force action on climate change
The acid test: legal moves to force action on climate change
The call for a global response to the impact of climate change and especially the threats posed by sea-level rise for small island states has been constant and growing…
The hard road to justice for Russian war crimes
The hard road to justice for Russian war crimes
As evidence of and investigations into war crimes committed by the Russian military during the invasion of Ukraine continue to be reported, consideration has also been applied…
Conversations: Nuclear threats, non-proliferation and Australia
Podcasts
Conversations: Nuclear threats, non-proliferation and Australia
Hervé Lemahieu discusses the continuing threat of nuclear weapons, global efforts at arms control and Australia's interactions with the global non-proliferation regime around its…
Ashmore Reef resurfaces as a maritime headache
Ashmore Reef resurfaces as a maritime headache
Is Ashmore Reef part of Australia? That should be a relatively simple question to answer. The reef is an area of approximately 583 square kilometres, and encloses three islands –…
The Rohingya issue requires a regional solution
The Rohingya issue requires a regional solution
The Myanmar–Bangladesh border is again the scene of trouble. The Bangladesh Army is on high alert after several cross-border incursions by the Myanmar military and is considering…
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too
One of the messiest and thorniest national security challenges is how to keep Australians safe from manipulative online content – now, and into the future. The matter cuts across…
What Vietnam can learn from Thailand’s fight against illegal fishing
What Vietnam can learn from Thailand’s fight against illegal fishing
Illegal fishing activities conducted by Vietnamese vessels have spiked during the first six months of 2022, with most boats caught encroaching into the waters of Indonesia,…
Engaging with the Pacific: the legal angle
Engaging with the Pacific: the legal angle
One tool that is often overlooked in Australia-Pacific cooperation is the role of legal engagement, including support for local capacity and enhancing international legal…
Why India needs a refugee law
Why India needs a refugee law
According to United Nations estimates, India hosts almost 213,000 refugees and asylum seekers, most hailing from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China or Myanmar. India’s location in…