Canadian Judge rules ‘thumbs up’ emoji represents legally binding contract

A Canadian judge has ordered a farmer pay CAD$82,000 (AUD$92,000) after ruling a “thumbs up emoji” he used in a text message exchange was just…

Did China’s balloon violate international law?

Was the balloon that suddenly appeared over the US last week undertaking surveillance? Or was it engaging in research, as China has claimed?

‘Magnitsky’ sanctions announced against Russian and Iranian targets

Sanctions have been imposed against 13 Russian and Iranian individuals and two entities.

Russia/Ukraine sanctions: are you or your clients at risk of breaching the sanctions?

Lawyers should ensure they are aware of and be able to advise their clients in relation to whether they may be in breach of sanction…

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: an international law perspective

While Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is almost universally condemned as an unlawful act of aggression, it raises an unusual number of international law issues.

Australian law in the freezer: 60 years of the Antarctic Treaty

After 60 years of legal and political challenges, what lies ahead for the Antarctic Treaty?

Cruising through the Coronavirus: a journey through international law

With cruise ships in international limbo around the world, our expert investigates the tension between States’ rights and the humanitarian needs of passengers and crew.

Singapore Convention 2018: reshaping alternate dispute resolution and enforcement

The Singapore Convention, if ratified by the UN General Assembly, will reshape international commercial agreements and ‘settlement agreements. By CRAIG CARTER.

2018 Timor Sea Treaty: a new dawn in relations between Australia and Timor-Leste?

The Timor Sea Treaty establishes a permanent maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, replacing previous joint petroleum development arrangements. By PROFESSOR DONALD R ROTHWELL.

Preparing your clients for the GDPR privacy reforms

The GDPR is an EU privacy law, but it will have extra territorial reach, Australian organisations will need to be ready for its commencement on…