United Nations Day Lecture 2018

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The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was founded 50 years ago. Its achievements have accompanied the boom in global trade and investment since that time, including in areas such as international arbitration, cross-border insolvency, sale of goods, electronic commerce and secured transactions. UNCITRAL has now taken on a major new mandate to consider the future of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), amongst a range of other work. Where will this lead?

The UN Day Lecture is an initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA). It will be presented around Australia to introduce lawyers, academics and students to the past and future work of UNCITRAL. Admission will be free, but registration is required.


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - Level 5, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide

Chair: Justice Anthony Besanko

Speaker: His Honour Judge Patrick O’Sullivan

Commentary: Ms Jessica Viven-Wilksch, University of Adelaide


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - Level 6, 119 North Quay, Brisbane

Chair: Justice Roger Derrington

Speaker: Professor Khory McCormick, Griffith University

Commentary: Ms Erika Williams, McCullogh Robertson


Venue: ACT Supreme Court - 6 Knowles Place, Canberra ACT

Chair: Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson

Speaker: Dr Dalma Demeter, Deputy Chair UNCCA, University of Canberra

Commentary: Ian Govey AM


Venue: William Forster Chambers -26 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin

Chair: Justice Judith Kelly

Speaker: Cameron Ford, Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto

Commentary: Associate Professor David Price, Charles Darwin University


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - 39-41 Davey Street, Hobart

Chair: Justice Duncan Kerr

Speaker: Tim D. Castle FCIArb, Barrister, 6 St James Hall Chambers

Commentary: Associate Professor Heather Forrest, University of Tasmania


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - 305 William Street, Melbourne

Chair: Ms Carolyn Kenny SC, President CIArb Australia

Speaker: Chief Justice James Allsop AO

Commentary: Justice Clyde Croft


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth

Chair: Justice Katrina Banks-Smith

Speaker: Justice Neil McKerracher, Chair, UNCCA

Commentary: Professor Camilla Andersen, University of Western Australia


Venue: Federal Court of Australia - Court 1, Law Courts Building Sydney

Chair: Justice Nye Perram

Speaker: Hon Roger Gyles AO, QC

Commentary: Professor Vivienne Bath, University of Sydney

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