International and Comparative Law Group
The International and Comparative Law Group (ICLG) is an association of lecturers in public international and comparative law at the University of Canterbury School of Law.
About the International and Comparative Law Group
The primary aims of the ICLG are to develop strengths in and contribute to teaching and research in comparative law and public international law concerning and impacting upon New Zealand, Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and the Pacific.
To those ends, the Group:
- Launched the annual New Zealand Yearbook of International Law in July 2004.
- Offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as International Law, Immigration and Refugee law, International Environmental Law, Antarctic Law and Policy, International Human Rights, Law of the Sea, WTO Law, European Union Law and European Public Law.
- Contributes to the University’s multidisciplinary postgraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, BA (Hons), by offering courses on the Principles of International Law and Selected Issues.
- Has strong teaching and research links with Gateway Antarctica and the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury.
- Holds lectures, seminars, conferences, courses and other meetings for the dissemination of knowledge in the field of public international law and comparative law within and outside New Zealand.
- Carries out specialised research projects in the field of comparative law and public international law concerning and impacting upon New Zealand, Antarctica and the Southern Oceans and the Pacific.
- Aims to further strengthen the library’s collection of international resources. The university library has a substantial collection of United Nations materials and has been New Zealand’s official European Documentation Centre since 1984.
Two ICLG members participated in the Thomson Reuters New & Emerging Scholars Symposium on 7 August 2015. This symposium was convened by ICLG member Dr Rhonda Powell, and involved the University of Canterbury School of Law hosting rising research scholars from several New Zealand law schools. ICLG member Che Ekaratne delivered a presentation on “Altering Personal Images Without Consent: Copyright Law and Beyond”. Che’s presentation was based on her current part-time PhD research, which is being supervised by University of Canterbury Law Professors Ursula Cheer and Stephen Todd (pictured here with Rhonda and Che). Further information about the Symposium can be found here.
Enquiries regarding the International and Comparative Law Group please contact:
|Convenor of the ICLG||Sascha Mueller|
|Editor, New Zealand Yearbook of International Law||Roisin Burke|
|Book Reviews Editor||Annick Masselot|