Amy Maguire

Amy Maguire

Senior Lecturer in International Law, University of Newcastle

I am a senior lecturer in international law at the University of Newcastle Law School. Since 2005, I have been engaged in research relating to the collective human right to self-determination, with particular focus on Indigenous peoples in Australia and Irish nationalists in the North of Ireland. My doctoral research explores the self-determination claims of peoples who live a contemporary colonial experience, and I argue that the right of self-determination retains a mission of decolonisation in the twenty-first century.

My other research interests include:

- Human rights and climate change adaptation
- Refugee rights
- Indigenous rights under international and domestic law
- Indigenisation of curriculum
- Domestic implementation of international law
- Peace and conflict studies

Please view my research on my SSRN Author page:

US under Trump Series

If you destroy it, they will come – climate change displacement and the Trump effect

Mar 31, 2017 02:16 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

US President Donald Trump this week signed an executive order on energy independence. The order rescinds key elements of the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. Trumps order lifts requirements placed on American...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit creates a human rights crisis for Ireland

Mar 28, 2017 10:50 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The UK government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday. This will serve as a formal notification of the UKs intent to withdraw from the European Union. It will set off two years or more of...

Migrant Crisis Series

Accusations of deliberate, cruel abuse of refugee children must prompt a more humane approach

Oct 18, 2016 00:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

Australias mandatory detention of young people offshore, as part of its asylum-seeker policies, has been frequently cited as evidence of a failure to ensure childrens rights. However, two new reports, from the ABCs Four...

As Indonesia conducts more executions, Australia's anti-death-penalty advocacy is still lacking

Jul 29, 2016 07:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Indonesia has carried out a third round of executions under President Joko Widodo. Attorney-General H. Muhammad Prasetyo had announced that 14 people would face the firing squad, but only four were killed on Thursday night...



Coca-Cola teams up with 'Bleach' anime for its new Soul Blast Coke Zero drink.

Coca-Cola has teamed up with the popular Bleach Japanese animation to release its newest addition to its Soul Blast Collection. The new flavor is also being released to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the Bleach:...

Ford Motor to release its last GT supercar model as it ends its production this year.

Ford Motor Company is ending the production of its GT supercar, and to honor the models racing heritage, the automaker is releasing the very last model of the unit. It will be a special limited-edition car that has been...

LG Energy Solution launches KooRoo and AVEL in-house companies to boost its battery innovation biz.

LG Energy Solution revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, that it had inaugurated two new companies called AVEL and KooRoo. The company expects that these in-house ventures will give its workers more independence and adaptability...

SPC Group is set to open a new Paris Baguette store as part of its effort for market expansion in Europe.

SPC Group, the South Korean food company that manufactures food, bread and confectionery products, has expanded its business in France by launching another outlet of its Paris Baguette bakery chain. SPC Group will open...

HSBC is reviewing its business in Canada, and the possible 100% sale will mean its total exit from the country.

HSBC or the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is reportedly mulling on getting rid of its business in Canada by putting it on the market. It is considering the sale as it looking to amplify returns as...


The additional military assistance package would be drawn from existing US stockpiles.

The United States announced a new package of additional military assistance to Ukraine as it continues its counter-offensive to reclaim partially occupied territories. The new package would include additional High Mobility...

A spokesperson for British PM Liz Truss said the UK will continue to scrap EU-era laws by the end of 2023.

The press secretary for British Prime Minister Liz Truss said Britain is still looking to ditch the laws it has when the country was still part of the European Union by the end of 2023. This follows Trusss remarks at the...

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will still continue as the country's top physician even if he is confirmed to be the US representative to the WHO.

US President Joe Biden is set to nominate Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to become the US representative to the World Health Organizations executive board. Murthys nomination to the WHO executive panel is subject to approval...

The first hearing on Tuesday was chaired by former appeals court judge Baroness Heather Hallett and attended by people who lost loved ones to COVID-19.

The first hearing started this week over the British governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials who are conducting the inquiry have also pledged to get to the truth in a process that will not drag on. The...


The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...


Niantic says ‘Pokémon Go’ price hike caused by App Store changes will also roll out on Android

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs reminded players of the upcoming price increases on in-game items in some regions. The changes are caused by recent updates on App Store pricing, but Niantic confirmed the price...

FTC decision on the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger could be released in late November

The United States Federal Trade Commission was one of the first regulators to launch an inquiry on the pending Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger. After months of review, the agency is now expected to release its...

Sony says future PlayStation games could take ‘at least a year’ before they launch on PC

Sony has changed the strategy for its first-party games in recent years by launching them on PC one title at a time. The company is expected to carry on with this approach, but PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst said PC...

CD Projekt announces 'Cyberpunk 2077' sequel, five upcoming 'Witcher' games, and an all-new franchise

Following the recent successes of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt confirmed that the game is getting a sequel known as Orion for now. The company also has major plans for the Witcher franchise that includes a total of five new...
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