UNSW Law & Justice Book Forum: Daniel Joyce

UNSW Law & Justice Book Forum: Daniel Joyce

Start Date
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hybrid event

UNSW Law & Justice, UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and the Australian Human Rights Institute invite you to the launch of Informed Publics, Media and International Law by Associate Professor Daniel Joyce.

Join the book's author as well as a panel of guest speakers to learn more about this important publication.

This hybrid seminar will take place in-person at the UNSW Law & Justice Building (level 2 common room) and online via Zoom. Please indicate your attendance preference on checkout.

Book description:

Informed Publics, Media and International Law analyses international media law frameworks and the 'mediatization' of international law in institutional settings, exposing the complexity of the interrelationship between international law and the media. The book points to the dangers involved in international law's associated and increasing reliance upon mediated techniques of communicative capitalism – such as publicity – premised upon an informed international public whose existence many now question. The book explores the ways in which traditional regulatory and analytical categories are increasingly challenged - revealed as inadequate or bypassed - but also assesses their resilience and future utility in light of significant technological change.

In this monograph Daniel Joyce argues that international law depends on informed global publics to function and to address the complex global problems which we face. He draws into view the role media plays in relation to international law, but also the role of international law in regulating the media, and reveals the communicative character of international law.

Guest speakers:

Professor Lesley Hitchens, FAAL GAID is Acting Provost and Senior Vice-President at the University of Technology Sydney.

Professor Terry Flew, FAHA is Professor of Digital Communication and Culture at the University of Sydney.

Dr Madelaine Chiam is Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the La Trobe Law School.

Author bio:

Daniel Joyce is Associate Professor at UNSW Law & Justice. He is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute, University of Helsinki. Daniel is an Associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute and a member of the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation. Daniel is admitted and practises as a barrister in New South Wales. His publications include: a book on international law and materiality edited with Associate Professor Jessie Hohmann, International Law’s Objects (OUP, 2018); and his recent monograph Informed Publics, Media and International Law (Hart Publishing, 2020).