People on the Move


Guy Goodwin-Gill (University of New South Wales) raised options for protecting the human rights of refugees and emphasised the need for international cooperation when dealing with migration issues. Countries do not always act in accordance with this international regime and one of the ways this may be addressed is though allowing States to be held criminally liable for their treatment of refugees, reflecting that everyone has the right to have a remedy for wrongs done, and to be treated as an equal.


This talk was held at:

Imagining a Different Future

Climate Justice Conference

The University of Tasmania with the support of the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute hosted a multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward. Among the keynote speakers were Law Faculty Professors Jan McDonald and Ben Richardson. The Law Faculty's Dr Peter Lawrence co-convened the conference with Jan Linehan. The conference took place in Hobart from 8-9 Feb 2018.

Despite the Paris Agreement, there are real concerns the prevailing neoliberal economic and political model, particularly with the move to more insular, nationalistic, fragile politics, cannot respond effectively to climate change and excludes key considerations such as ethics and justice. Videos and Podcasts from the conference are available on the Knowledge Hub.