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August 2018

Public Lecture "Chemical Weapons and Other Atrocities" - Tues 7th Aug, University of Otago, by Professor Tim McCormack - Law Foundation's 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

PROFESSOR MCCORMACK is giving a public lecture at University of Otago Tues 7th August, 5:30pm, Moot Court, Richardson Building, University of Otago.Topic: Chemical Weapons and Other Atrocities: Contrasting Responses to the Syrian Crisis.

He is visiting New Zealand during July/August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

While in New Zealand he will be hosted by the Faculty of Law at University of Canterbury and tour all law schools giving staff seminars and public lectures.

Professor McCormack is Dean of the Law School at the University of Tasmania. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a Director of World Vision Australia.

Topics for Professor McCormack’s public lectures and staff seminars while in New Zealand:

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are We Asking Too Much of the International Criminal Court?
  • Does International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Protect Members on One’s Own Armed Forces?: Critiquing the ICC Appeals Chamber Decision in Ntaganda
  • Chemical Weapons and Other Atrocities: Contrasting Responses to the Syrian Crisis
  • Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945-51
  • The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations.
Further information about Professor McCormack and the lecture topics
Professor Tim McCormack’s University of Tasmania profile page
Radio NZ interview with Noelle McCarthy, Saturday 21 July 2018 – 48+ mins

Each year the Law Foundation provides up to $40,000 towards the visit of the NZLF’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow