Law School

Human Rights Law and Extractives Operations


Seminar Details

  • Venue: 1.06, Law Lecture Theatre
    The University of Western Australia

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This seminar explains human rights law applicable to mining and petroleum operations.

The day of lectures and exercises will cover the sources and structures of international human rights law, and the current human rights standards around common issues in mining and petroleum operations. The predominant focus is on the international and regional structures, but these will also be placed within the Western Australian context through two scenarios examining how they apply to a project (1) within Australia, and (2) of an Australian company operating overseas.

Details and Registration

Tuesday 27 September 2016
Venue: The University of Western Australia

1.06, Law Lecture Theater, Law Building
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $500.00 or $1,200.00 for group discount (lunch is not included)
Registration: Program brochure

Lunch venue:
Guild Village Cafe

Seminar Presenter

Adjunct Prof John SouthalanAdjunct Associate Professor John Southalan

John's practice at the bar is mainly in commercial and resources disputes and advice.  He started with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and has worked in areas of commercial law, administrative law, and human rights. He has experience in occupational health and safety in the resources sector and general commercial litigation. Since 1998 John’s work has particularly focused on mining and human rights issues, both as a practitioner and academic. John teaches two post-graduate courses: International and Comparative Mineral Law and Human Rights, Mining and Petroleum. His recent publications include the book Mining Law and Policy: International Perspectives; a chapter on 'Parliamentary-ratified agreements in the resources sector'; and updating the Laws of Australia chapter on Mining.



Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Full attendance at this event entitles a WA legal practitioner to 6 CPD points.
Competency Area 1: Practice Management - 1
Competency Area 2: Professional Skills - 0.5
Competency Area 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 1
Competency Area 4: Substantive Law - 3.5

This event may attract CPD points for legal practitioners from other parts of Australia.  Check with your local Legal Practice Board.