Join the thought-provoking University of Queensland Law Matters series to delve into new and meaningful research with community-wide impact from UQ Law and partners.

The Law Matters series showcases world-leading researchers in collaboration with guest speakers from industry, academia and the legal profession, on important topics in law and social policy, including Indigenous rights, disability rights, defence technology and deaths in custody.

We invite the legal, academic and general community to join us in a forum that helps unpacks critical research and legal issues that shape national and international society.

In 2022, Law Matters will involve a combination of in-person and online events, open to all.

Next events

Associate Professor Johanna Weaver, Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University

1.30-2.30pm Friday 13 May 2022, AEST

Associate Professor Weaver will examine the understanding reached under UN auspices in May 2021 that international humanitarian law, which governs conduct in an armed conflict, applies equally to cyber operations undertaken in an armed conflict.
Deaths in Custody
Professor Tamara Walsh in conversation with invited speakers TBC

12-1pm, Monday 18 July 2022, AEST

Together with invited speakers, Professor Tamara Walsh will examine the multisystemic failings that contribute to deaths in custody in Australian police cells, watchhouses and prisons. The seminar will draw on the findings of the Deaths in Custody database project.

Past event

3-5pm, Thursday, 28 April 2022

Dr Dylan Lino will reflect on how Australia’s constitutional traditions and practices can be drawn upon to support campaigns for Indigenous rights, including fundamental redistributions of political power to First Nations.

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