ILC Presents Talks in the Tav: Who owns your data?

What really happens to your data when you sign up for Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg is becoming a household name as the recent privacy scandal reveals 1 in 50 Australian Facebook users and 1 in 3 American users, had their data shared with British political consulting agency, Cambridge Analytica. This data was allegedly used to influence the 2016 US election campaign.

Facebook has made changes. It has promised to share less information with third parties and investigate apps which have extensive access to user information. But do these changes go far enough?

The EU has responded with a set of ‘breakthrough’ new privacy laws. Under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations, users can obtain any data a company has collected about them through a ‘data subject request’. If a user chooses to exercise their right to be ‘forgotten’, in other words withdraw consent for their data to be collected, companies such as Facebook must delete all data relating to that person. In fact, they can only collect such data in the first place if there is a specific business purpose for it. No longer will signing up mean giving away your personal data.

Are these laws necessary? Should Australia and the US follow suit? Come have your say 🔥 🇦🇺 🇺🇸

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1 – 2pm @ UWA Tavern

Launch of Volume 2 of the Perth ILJ

You are cordially invited to join us as we launch the most recent volume of the Perth International Law Journal. The Club will also be conferring Honorary Life Memberships to distinguished academics from the UWA Law School. The Hon Professor Stephen Smith is our guest speaker for the evening.

We hope you’ll join us for some light refreshments!

RSVP: to Emma Bolton by COB Monday, 26 March 2018 at





Arts Super-Sundowner 2018

Join us at the Arts Super-Sundowner on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 4.30pm on the Matilda Bay Foreshore as we host our first event of the year together with the UWA Arts Union, UWA Politics Club, UWA Italian Club, UWA French Club, UWA Film Society, Envoy, and the University Hispanic Group.

Free Sausage Sizzle for Members!

See you there!

ILC Seminar Series: Semester 2, 2016

Mondays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ University of Western Australia (Weeks 6 – 10).

The ILC Seminar Series is a weekly research seminar beginning in week 6, where a student or staff member has the opportunity to present international law research, topics or ideas to their peers to lead a discussion and/or seek feedback and comments on their work. All professors and students are welcome to attend.

The outline for the ILC Seminar Series for Semester 2, 2016 is as follows:

  • Week 6, 5th September @ E-Moot Court: Australia’s War Crimes Trials of the Japanese (1945-51), delivered by Dr Narrelle Morris (Professor at Curtin Law School)
  • Week 7, 12th September @ Masters Seminar Room: Pursuing an International Law Career, delivered by Professor Lawrence Watters (Visiting Professor at UWA, previously of University of Oslo)
  • Week 8, 19th September @ Masters Seminar Room: Institutionalising State Responsibility Through Global Security and UN Organs, delivered by Dr Vincent-Joel Proulx (Professor at National University of Singapore)
  • Week 9, 3rd October @ E-Moot Court: Slavery and Human Rights in Pakistan, delivered by Oliver Mitchell (Honours student, UWA)
  • Week 10, 10th October @ E-Moot Court: Somali Piracy: A Criminological Perspective, delivered by Dr Jade Lindley (Research Fellow, UWA)

Sundowner & Launch Event

Thursday 24th March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Pure Bar, 331 Hay Street, Subiaco.

The Hon. Stephen Smith joined us for the UWA International Law Club’s formal launch at Pure Bar in Subiaco to give a talk on ‘The role of international law in Australia’s future’. Stephen Smith is a Professor of International Law at UWA, and has previously served as the Australian Foreign Minister. Food provided. 18+ event, ID required.

ILC Seminar Series: Semester 1, 2016

Every second Friday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ E-Moot Court, Law Building, University of Western Australia (weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11)

The ILC Seminar Series is a fortnightly research seminar, where a student or staff member has the opportunity to present international law research, topics or ideas to their peers to lead a discussion and/or seek feedback and comments on their work. All professors and students are welcome to attend.

The ILC Seminar Series for Semester 1, 2016 has been confirmed and is as follows:

  • Week 3, 18th March: Mass Surveillance and International Law, delivered by Isabella Bogunovich (6th year Bachelor of Laws, Jessup Mooter)
  • Week 5, 1st April: Law of the Sea in the South China Sea, delivered by Andrew Chubb (PhD Candidate, UWA)
  • Week 7, 15th April: Transferring Responsibility? The Influence and Interpretation of International Law in Australia’s Approach to Afghan Detainees, delivered by Sean Richmond (UWA International Law Professor)
  • Week 9, 6th May: Piracy, Slavery and Illegal Fishing, delivered by Dr Erika Techera (UWA Dean of Law)
  • Week 11, 20th May: Whodunit? Cyber Warfare and the Attribution Problem, delivered by Matheo Vinciullo (Jessup Mooter, 3rd year JD)