Series editor’s preface: Legal Perspectives on Security Institutions

Kim Rubenstein, Thomas Pogge

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookForeword/postscript


The idea for this series began in June 2005, when Kim Rubenstein applied for the position of Professor and Director of the Centre for International and Public Law at the ANU College of Law. The Centre is recognised as the leading Australian academic centre bringing together public lawyers (constitutional and administrative law broadly, but also specific areas of government regulation) and international lawyers from around the world. Established in 1990 with its inaugural director Professor Philip Alston, the impact of the Centre and its work can be seen further at In discussing with the law faculty ideas for the Centre's direction, Kim raised the concept underpinning this series. Each of the volumes flows from workshops bringing public and international lawyers and public and international policy experts together for interdisciplinary discussion on selected topics and themes. The workshops attract both established scholars and outstanding early scholars. At each of the workshops participants address specific questions and issues developing each other's understandings and knowledge about public and international law and policy and the links between the disciplines as they intersect with the chosen subject. These papers are discussed and reviewed at the workshop collaboratively, then after the workshop the papers are finalised for the final editing phase for the overall manuscript. The series seeks to broaden understanding of how public law and international law intersect. Until now, international and public law have mainly overlapped in discussions on how international law is implemented domestically. While there is scholarship developing in the area of global administrative law, and some scholars have touched upon the principles relevant to both disciplines, those publications do not concentrate upon the broader mission of this series. This series is unique in consciously bringing together public and international lawyers to consider and engage in each others' scholarship.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Perspectives on Security Institutions
EditorsHitoshi Nasu, Kim Rubenstein
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781316212677
ISBN (Print)9781107102781
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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