Dr Stephen Tully to address the Australian Institute of International Affairs (NSW Branch)

Dr Stephen Tully will join a distinguished panel to address the NSW Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs at its upcoming seminar on Reflections on international law - the effects of recent developments in Sydney on 5 July 2016.

In partnership with the NSW Young Lawyers International Law Committee, AIIA NSW will host an evening discussion to explore and reflect on recent developments in international law.

The past year has seen a number of significant and high-profile legal cases and decisions in a multitude of areas of ranging from human rights to the trade and economic sphere.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration handed down the award of the first investor-state dispute brought against Australia by Philip Morris Asia Ltd concerning the tobacco plain packaging laws. In April, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea held that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island breached the right to personal liberty in the PNG Constitution, and just last month an African Union-backed court in Senegal (Special African Chamber) delivered a guilty verdict for Chad’s former president, Hissène Habré, by an African Union-backed court in Senegal (Extraordinary African Chambers) for crimes against humanity, summary execution, torture and rape.

To discuss and provide a deeper understanding of the major contemporary issues, AIIA welcomes three distinguished panellists with a wealth of experience from government legal practice, academia and the bar to share their insights on these recent developments. The format for the event will be a moderated panel discussion for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

  • Dr Stephen Tully joined the NSW Bar in 2014. Previously, he was a solicitor with the Migration and Refugee Tribunal. He has a broad public and private law practice, specialising in a variety of areas including international law. He is an accredited specialist in Government and Administrative law.
  • Simon Daley is the chief solicitor of the National Dispute Resolution practice for the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS).  His role includes managing the most complex dispute matters for the Commonwealth and giving complex and sensitive advice to agencies.  He recently led the AGS team that represented the Commonwealth in defending the investment treaty claim by Philip Morris Asia Ltd in respect to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws.
  • Professor Ben Saul is a professor of International Law at the University of Sydney, a barrister and an associate fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London. He is internationally recognised as a leading expert on global counter-terrorism law, human rights, the war of law and international crimes.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Time: Refreshments 6:00 pm; Presentation 6:30 pm - 7.30pm
Venue: The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Sydney (located adjacent to the Kent St Fire Station)
Entry:  AIIA NSW/NSW Young Lawyers – members  $15.00;  Senior/Student members $10.00
Non-members: $25.00;  Student non-members $15.00

PLEASE RSVP ONLINE or EMAIL ACCEPTANCE to nswexec@internationalaffairs.org.au  
Please register as AIIA only cater for the number of people registered

Tickets can be pre-paid by credit card through Paypal when registering online.
Payment may be made at the door in cash.