CIPL 2015 seminar series – Tuesday Talks Law of the Sea and the

The Centre for International and Public Law – in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
and the Attorney-General’s Department – is delighted to be running the 2015 seminar series – Tuesday Talks.
Covering a range of contemporary and topical public and international law issues, the 2015 seminar series
will feature speakers from the public sector and academia, to provide a forum to share expertise in public
and international law with the Canberra legal community.
Tuesday 17 March 2015 12.15 – 1.15 pm
Camille Goodman Attorney-General’s Department / The Australian National University
Dr Greg French Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade R.G. Casey Building,
John McEwen Crescent, Barton, Canberra
As a nation with one of the largest maritime domains, Australia
has fundamental and abiding interests in promoting international
norms for the protection and preservation of the marine
environment and for the conservation and sustainable use of
marine resources. This seminar will explore some of the ways in
which we have been working to advance these interests through
innovative approaches in multilateral and bilateral negotiations,
particularly in relation to fighting illegal fishing and helping prevent
ship-sourced pollution in the Great Barrier Reef. We will also look
at some possible future initiatives.
Camille Goodman worked at the Office of International Law from 2005 to 2015, providing advice to Government on
public international law issues, with a particular focus on maritime law and international fisheries law. In 2015, Camille
commenced a PhD at the ANU College of Law, with support from the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation. Camille’s
research will examine the exercise of coastal State powers at sea in the context of the rules-based international
order, to ascertain the legitimate bases for coastal State jurisdiction in contemporary international law.
Dr Greg French is Legal Adviser and Head of the International Legal Branch in the Australian Department
of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has led Australian delegations at meetings of the International Criminal Court
Assembly of States Parties and Antarctic Treaty Parties, as well as in negotiations on the Law of the Sea
Convention, biosafety, marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction and the MH17 incident. He also led the
Australian delegation that negotiated the Australia-New Zealand maritime boundary and was part of Australia’s
ICJ team in the Whaling in the Antarctic case.
The views expressed in this event are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of
The Australian National University.
Presented by
Centre for International
& Public Law
ANU College of
RSVP is essential
As passes will be necessary for entry into DFAT.
RSVP online by COB Friday 13 March 2015 at:
T 02 6125 1096
The CIPL 2015 seminar series is a free event and open to the public
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