Conference and Workshop in India
A workshop and conference were held in Delhi, India on 6-8 April, 2018, both of which were coordinated by the Asian Law Centre and jointly hosted by Jindal Global Law School, Melbourne Law School, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford.
The Workshop was held over 2 days on 'Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Law in India'. It aimed to lay the foundation for further research on Indian administrative law and promote work in this vital field, especially amongst early career researchers. The workshop explored foundational questions in the field, with a focus on distinctive features of Indian administrative law (compared with administrative law in other common law jurisdictions).
Papers from the workshop are being considered for publication in the Indian Law Review. All speakers also submitted blog posts to the Administrative Law Blog.
The day after the Workshop, more than 80 people attended the 'Contemporary Issues in Public Law' Conference on 8 April, which was held at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. Conference speakers were experts in public law from Australia, India, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Book Launch - "Match-Fixing in Sport"
On 20 June, Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond was launched by Mr Malcolm Speed AO, Executive Director COMPPS.
Co-edited by Stacey Steele and Hayden Opie AM, Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond examines match-fixing and the legal responses to it in three key Asian sporting nations: Australia, Japan and Korea. It explores the significance of legal, regulatory and cultural differences, and draws lessons in terms of best practice and enforcement for legal and sporting authorities around the world. Including key insights from players, the betting industry, law enforcement and prosecution authorities, it discusses the strengths and weakness of current anti-corruption strategies in the three jurisdictions.
Hosted at K&L Gates, the Book Launch included a Panel Discussion by Jack Anderson (Melbourne Law School), Caroline Carnegie (K&L Gates), Brett Hereward (Betfair Australia) and Tal Karp (Sixford Consulting Group). The Panel Discussion was not confined to match-fixing. The diverse and experienced panel spoke about sport, law and integrity in a broad-ranging discussion, highlighting topical issues relating to integrity in sport globally.
We also took the opportunity to officially congratulate Hayden Opie for the award of the Order of Australia in 2017.