From whaling to warring, expert introduces new international law book
Media Release, Monday 3 July 2006
A major new work on international law by a leading University of Melbourne expert will be launched by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Alexander Downer on Monday 3 July.
Professor Gillian Triggs, a Professorial Fellow in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Law and currently the Director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, has developed the book over the last four years.
‘International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices,’ with a heavier focus on Asia-Pacific issues than traditional European-centric international law publications, covers a range of current issues from Japanese whaling to offshore petroleum disputes in Timor.
The book will be launched at the University of Melbourne’s Law School on Monday 3 July at midday.
“There has been greater scope and activity in international law in the past decade, and with globalisation we need to look at the rules applying to states and their operations, particularly with contemporary issues such as armed conflict, trade and climate change,” Professor Triggs said.
“We need clear rules to establish order because with order comes peace, and with peace comes the chance for prosperity.”
Some of the other cases Professor Triggs analyses are going to war in Iraq, Israel’s self-imposed “wall”, and disputes over islands in the South China Sea.
***WHAT: Launch of the book ‘International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices,’ by Professor Gillian Triggs.
***WHO: Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Alexander Downer.
Professor Triggs will also speak at the book launch.
***WHERE: University of Melbourne’s Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
*** WHEN: 12 noon, Monday 3 July 2006.
For more information or to interview Professor Triggs:
University of Melbourne
Tel: 03 8344 0561
Mob: 0437 367 490