PUBLIC LECTURE | Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council

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PUBLIC LECTURE

Start Date

16th Nov 2016 6:00pm


Presented by

Dr Jeremy Farrall

Venue: Law Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay campus

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The UN Security Council has a complex relationship with the rule of law. It claims to be a key promoter of the rule of law, yet its political composition and decision-making practice often place it in conflict with basic rule of law principles. In this public lecture Dr Jeremy Farrall will present the findings of a 3-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project entitled Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council. A key project outcome was a set of policy proposals for strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council. These proposals were discussed by representatives of UN member states at UN Headquarters earlier this year. They were subsequently published as an official document of the United Nations document (S/2016/397).

About the speaker

Dr. Jeremy Farrall is Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University and Adjunct Associate-Professor at the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law. He received his PhD in International Law from the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law in 2005. Dr. Farrall has worked for the United Nations Secretariat in a range of duty stations, including as Political Affairs Officer for the Security Council Affairs Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York, as UN Facilitator for the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices Mission in Cyprus, and as Political Affairs Officer for the UN Mission in Liberia. His most recent book is Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council (Routledge 2016, co-edited with Hilary Charlesworth).

Refreshments from 5.30pm

Held in partnership with the United Nations Association of Australia.

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