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, which has raised a number of international, legal and ethical issues.

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.

Our speakers:

Professor Donald Rothwell

Professor Rothwell is 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).

Dr Mai Sato

Dr Sato is one of Australia’s most influential advocates fighting the death penalty globally and the Director of Eleos Justice which works to restrict and abolish the death penalty in the Asian region.

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.

The event is finished.


04 Aug 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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