Law journal to spotlight human dignity

Griffith Law School
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The Griffith Law School launched the Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity on Easter Saturday. The first issue features contributions from leading and emerging authors, Geoffrey Robertson QC, Julian Burnside AO QC, Brenna Harding, Jeremy Kane, Dr Anne Summers AO and the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. “The calibre of author couldn’t be higher,” […]

Burma’s Muslims: A primer

Griffith Asia Institute
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“The key issue now is not what has happened in the past, but how Naypyidaw will respond to sectarian violence in the future. Even if the Government is determined to tackle social tensions in a more sensitive manner — and last year’s abuses in Rakhine State showed how difficult that can be — it will […]

New eco era needs new approach to law

Environmental Futures Research Institute
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How the world prepares for and manages a new ecological era will be the focus of South African Professor of Law, Dr Louis J Kotze, when he delivers an open lecture at Griffith University on Wednesday (April 3). An expert in environmental constitutionalism, human rights and the environment, and global environmental governance, Dr Kotze will […]

UN Arms Treaty Waters Down Role of Weapons in Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence

Griffith Asia Institute
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The connection between small arms/light weapons and aggravated violence against women and girls was powerfully acknowledged in last week’s agreed conclusions of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW); this week, however, that connection is about to be weakened in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which begins negotiations on the text this […]

After Fukushima: The future of nuclear power in Asia

Griffith Asia Institute
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Before the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2011, just two years ago yesterday, Asia was seen as the nuclear powerhouse of the future, but in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe there was much uncertainty about the industry’s Asian, and global, future. Some analysts suggested that Asia’s […]