Pacific Rim and Oceania

Australia and Timor Leste Reach Conciliation Agreement over Maritime Border Dispute (January 9, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 9, 2017, the governments of Australia and Timor Leste agreed to “an integrated package of measures intended to facilitate the conciliation process and create the conditions conducive to

Papua New Guinea Supreme Court Dismisses Request to Transfer Asylum Seekers to Australia (October 27, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 27, 2016, the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court dismissed an application that would have sent asylum seekers currently being held on the isolated Manus Island to Australia.

2016 Annual Meeting


ASIL is pleased to make videos of select sessions from its, 110th Annual Meeting, March 30 - April 2, 2016, available to the public on this page for on-demand viewing.

Videos Include:
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Address by Justice Stephen Breyer

Operation "Sovereign Borders": the High Court of Australia Considers Implications of International Law

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On January 28, 2015, the High Court of Australia (Australia’s highest court) issued a decision examining the question of where to take a person who flees a country for fear of persecution and is intercepted in international waters by national authorities. The judgment arose from operation “Sovereign Borders,” Australia’s latest effort to stem the flow and resultant loss of life of people travelling without authorisation to Australia by sea.

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19
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12
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Stephen Tully and Michael Smith
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Ongoing WTO Negotiations on Fisheries Subsidies

It is well known that overfishing has led to the collapse of several commercially valuable fish species and the decline of others. [1] In this context, WTO Members agreed during the WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha (Qatar) in November 2000, to launch negotiations with the aim to "clarify and improve WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies, taking into account the importance of this sector to developing countries." [2]
 
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8
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12
Author: 
Marc Benitah
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