International law

Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Australia in breach of its UN anti-corruption obligations?

Prominent barrister Geoffrey Watson SC claims Australia is in breach of its anti-corruption obligations under international law by not having a federal anti-corruption body.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Children in detention: Is Australia breaching international law?

The president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, claims that under international law, children should not be detained for longer than absolutely necessary for health and security checks.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: By sending asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus, is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity?

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has condemned successive Australian governments for failing to meet their obligations under international law to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by sea, and says the Government has committed crimes against humanity.

World report 2020: events of 2019

This publication is Human Rights Watch’s 30th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2018 through November 2019.

Introduction to researching South Pacific law: September/October 2019 update

The focus of this guide will be on providing a context and resource guide for researching the following small island states of the South Pacific: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

Security and prosperity in Asia: the role of international law

At a time of geopolitical uncertainty and with multilateralism under pressure, this conference brought together diverse actors to explore the evolving role of international law on critical security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Position paper

Building on the EU directive for whistleblower protection: analysis and recommendations

The EU has adopted a Directive on the “Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law” (Whistleblower Protection Directive). To support effective implementation of the Directive, Transparency International has prepared this analysis, which provides recommendations aimed at closing loopholes and strengthening whistleblower protection in...
Briefing paper

Using SDGs to leverage national intellectual property strategies

This policy brief deals with the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the creation, use, protection and management of intellectual property (IP) in developed economies.

Enduring colonization

This report presents an independent policy and law analysis of the situation faced by French Polynesia and its peoples, who remain under the effective administrative and political control of France.
Briefing paper

Can middle powers save the liberal world order?

Many middle powers have been warning of the dangers inherent in the decline of the liberal international order. The time has come for these countries to translate their warnings into concerted action, writes Roland Paris.