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.

Upcoming event

12–2:30pm, Friday 25 November 2022

Hear from Associate Professor Paul Harpur, UQ’s leading international and comparative disability rights legal academic and 2022 Blind Australian of the Year.
7–9am, Wednesday 7 December 2022

Join our interdisciplinary panel of coastal restoration experts as they provide insights on how ecosystem services are being integrated into law and policy today.

Past events

Professor Marc Thommen examines policy approaches to combat transnational organized crime and reflects upon the complex and problematic interactions produced by these measures.
In this panel discussion, Professor Tamara Walsh will join experts from Caxton Legal Centre and Prisoners Legal Service, to examine the multisystemic failings that contribute to deaths in custody in Australian police cells, watchhouses and prisons.
VIDEO | Dr Dylan Lino reflects 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.
VIDEO | Associate Professor Weaver examines 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.

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