Dates TBD 

Civil War, Intervention, and International Law


Critical Thinking and International Law

Seminar (for advanced students, PhDs and practitioners)

Reading materials will be sent in advance of the seminar 

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit this page regularly for updates.



Anne Orford is ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School, where she directs the Laureate Program in International Law. She holds the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Chair in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, and has held numerous other visiting positions, including the Hedda Andersson Visiting Research Chair at Lund University, Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne Law School, Torgny Segerstedt Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, and Senior Emile Noël Research Fellow at NYU Law School. She is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, and was the founding Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. She has been awarded honorary doctorates of laws by Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, and the 2013 Woodward Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences by the University of Melbourne. She will be awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Helsinki in May 2017.

Her publications include International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press 2011), Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law (Cambridge University Press 2003), the edited collection International Law and its Others (Cambridge University Press 2006), and, as co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law (Oxford University Press 2016). Her scholarship combines study of the historical and theoretical foundations of international law, analysis of developments in international legal doctrines and practice, and an engagement with central debates and concepts in related fields, in order to provide a clearer understanding of the role of international law in contemporary politics.

You can find more information about professor Anne Orford here.

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