Japan-Australia relations: human rights and environmental protection

Join the LRSJ for this panel discussion exploring Australia-Japan relations with a focus on the death penalty, environmental protection and maritime law. This discussion will centre around the Reciprocal Access Agreement between Australia and Japan, concerning the application of the death penalty, maritime navigation laws, and environmental protection requirements. This agreement has raised a number of international, legal and ethical issues.

The panel includes Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL (ANU College of Law) and Associate Professor Mai Sato (Monash University), two eminent academics in the field as well as Grace Sun and Daniel Marns, students from the LRSJ Research Hub.

This will also be a great opportunity to hear from ANU students themselves about how they have had the chance to be involved in real-world law reform.

Professor Donald Rothwell

Donald R Rothwell is one of Australia’s leading experts in International Law with specific focus on the law of the sea; law of the polar regions, use of force and implementation of international law within Australia. He is the author of 27 books and over 200 book chapters and articles including, with Tim Stephens, the influential and respected academic text, The International Law of the Sea (2nd ed, 2016). His forthcoming work is Islands and International Law (Hart: 2022). The 3rd edition of International Law in Australia (2017) co-edited with Associate Professor Emily Crawford, revives a publication that last appeared in 1984 and brings together some of Australia’s most eminent international law jurists, practitioners and scholars to assess contemporary developments for Australia and international law.

Dr Mai Sato 

Mai is the inaugural director of Eleos Justice and her academic focus is on the death penalty. She is a social scientist by training and has led and worked on projects on the death penalty in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Her monograph The Death Penalty in Japan: Will the Public Tolerate Abolition? (Springer, 2014), and her documentary film which captured a social experiment exploring what the death penalty meant to ordinary Japanese citizens, influenced the decision by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations to become an abolitionist organisation in 2016.

Daniel Marns

Daniel is a Law and Philosophy student at the ANU and contributor to the ANU LRSJ Research Hub. He’s interested in issues surrounding public law and ethical philosophy.

Grace Sun

Grace is a Law and PPE student at the ANU, a content editor for the ANU LSS’ Peppercorn magazine, and a contributor to the ANU LRSJ Research Hub. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding environmental law.

Andre Kwok

Andre is an Asian Studies and Law student at the ANU. He is a Westpac Asian Exchange scholar and an associate editor at New Mandala, a scholarly blog based at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

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Date

04 Aug 2022
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Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm