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Is the International Legal System Broken?


University of Tasmania and visiting scholars discuss the topic: Is the International Legal System Broken?

Start Date

Sept 23, 2021 5:30 pm

End Date

Sept 23, 2021 7:00 pm


Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Science Precinct or by Zoom webinar

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It is more than 75 years since the United Nations was established to deal with international economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian challenges. Yet war, climate change, human rights abuses and a global pandemic continue to threaten people worldwide. Has the International Legal System failed to deliver? And if so, what can be done about it? Join us for a live panel discussion with leading experts on environmental and climate change law, intellectual property, refugee protection and human rights. Facilitated by Dr Martin Clark, UTAS Law.

Those attending in person are invited to stay for refreshments after the event.

Directions: Lecture Theatre 2 – Medical Science Precinct (Menzies Institute for Medical Research)

Entry is via the door on the corner of Campbell and Liverpool Streets.

Parking: There is no off street parking available at the Menzies Building however there is some street parking available in Campbell Street and Liverpool Streets.


  • Dr Peter Lawrence, UTAS Law (the Paris Agreement and climate change)
  • Professor Rosemary Rayfuse, UNSW Law (law of the sea)
  • Dr Matt Killingsworth, UTAS Politics and International Relations (international relations)
  • Dr Tamara Wood, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Law (refugee law and forced migration)
  • Dr Olugbenga Olatunji, UTAS Law (patent law and COVID-19)
  • Robin Banks, UTAS Law (human rights and discrimination)

Closing remarks:

Professor Michael Stuckey, Dean and Head of School, UTAS Law