04 Aug
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LIVESTREAM The Human Rights of Athletes
A discussion of different aspects of athletes' rights, and how they have been respected, protected and contested at the elite level. Two years ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) proposed an Athletes’ Rights and Responsibility Declaration. Critics of the declaration say it does not come close to respecting the internationally recognised human rights of athletes - that it relegates athlete rights beneath the rules of sport governing bodies and fails to give the victims of human rights abuse access to an effective remedy. This year, the IOC has agreed to develop and adopt a detailed overarching strategy on human rights, yet when the strategy will be released is unknown. A new special issue of the Australian Human Rights Institute's journal Human Rights Defender brings to fore different aspects of athletes’ rights and how they have been respected, protected and contested at the elite level. In this week when we would have been celebrating the Tokyo Olympic Games, we have invited Australian Olympian magazine’s Guest Editor, Dr Natalie Galea, Olympians and international experts to discuss athlete’s rights within the Olympic movement broadly. Panellists: Dr Natalie Galea, Guest Editor, Australian Olympian Mary Harvey, Centre for Sports and Human Rights, US Olympian Dr Madeleine Pape, Northwestern University, Australian Olympian Dr Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, Sports Equity Lab, Yale School of Public Health Moderator: Craig Foster, Former Australian football Captain and human rights defender
06 Aug
4:30pm - 6:00pm
LIVESTREAM The pandemic and investment law: a good or bad coincidence?
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”. The topic of this session is “The pandemic and investment law: a good or bad coincidence?” and will be led by CIBEL member Dr Lu Wang. This 90-minute online session will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session will be made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences will be able to ask questions. Registration is free of charge but is essential. An online link will be sent separately on the morning of the event, so please double check your email address when register. Abstract  The COVID-19 pandemic is strongly affecting foreign investment and is likely to have lasting effects on investment law and policy making. Numerous states have taken investment policy measures to tackle unprecedented pandemic and its economic and social fallouts. How has the pandemic changed the rules on foreign investment? What impact will these changes have on the existing investment treaty regime? What are the implications for the post-pandemic investment policymaking? This session will provide a global perspective on these questions, and explore some critical issues including the screening of foreign investment for national security reasons, regulatory challenges associated with foreign SOE acquisitions, investment protectionism and liberalisation, balancing investment protection and states’ right to regulate, international investment governance, and reform of the international investment law regime. Dr Lu Wang will host a panel of international investment law experts discussing the issues mentioned above. Register Here
09 Sep
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LIVESTREAM Legal Hour: Modern Slavery
What do you think about when you hear the word slavery? Ancient Greece or Egypt, or the more than 12 million Africans who were traded across the Atlantic? Slavery existed then, and it still exists now. The clothes we wear, the coffee we drink, the food we eat – all of these are the end products of long supply chains tainted by modern slavery. UNSW Law invites you to join us in a live webinar on Wednesday 9 September at 12pm (AEST) to hear from a dynamic panel of business and human rights leaders on the topic of Modern Slavery. Legal Hour will explore whether Australia’s legal framework, which is premised on mandated corporate disclosures, is likely to be effective in combating modern slavery? Is more needed, and how should businesses be responding? Joining the conversation: Prof Justine Nolan - UNSW Professor of Law and co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery Dr David Cooke (MBA Exec 2000) - Managing Director of Konica Minolta ANZ, and Chair, UN Global Compact Network Australia. Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope - Head of Business and Human Rights at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and Member, UNSW Aust Human Rights Institute Advisory Board. Rachel Davis (BA LLB 2003) - Vice President and Co-Founder of Shift. You can find more information about our panellists and what they’ll be discussing here. Our expert panel will explore why modern slavery continues to this day and its connection with the mainstream economy, and the role businesses can play in helping to end modern slavery. We hope you are able to join us for Legal Hour. If you are unable to tune in for the livestream, we will also be recording the event, and kindly ask that you still register in order to receive this post-event. You can take this advance opportunity to engage in the discussion by submitting a question for the panel when you register or by emailing alumnievents@unsw.edu.au You can check the corresponding date and time in your locality here.