Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will address the Sydney Centre for International Law's 5th Annual International Law Year in Review Conference on 17 February 2017, to discuss "Developments in Private International Law in 2016”.
The Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) is a centre of excellence in research, public policy and teaching in international law. Since its establishment in 2003, SCIL has emerged as a hub of international legal thought and debate in the Asia-Pacific region.
Speakers at the conference will include leading academics, practitioners and government lawyers, and will provide an in-depth and critical analysis of contemporary developments in international law, in areas including public international law and treaty-making, private international law, and regional approaches to international law. Participation will enable lawyers and non-lawyers alike to remain abreast of important trends in international affairs.
Highlights of the day will include a keynote address by Julian McMahon, Bali Nine defence counsel and Victorian of the Year; a special panel on international investment law in 2016, with speakers including Professor August Reinisch (Vienna) and Christopher Thomas QC (NUS); and a literary lunch with Miles Franklin Award-winning author Frank Moorhouse, whose works Grand Days, Dark Palace, and Cold Light, examined Australia's involvement in international law and international relations during the time of the League of Nations and early days of the UN.