Activities by area of expertise - Substantive law
All countries have a distinct legislative and regulatory regimes drafted in response to the prevailing local climate and context. Notwithstanding the significant divergence in laws, courts from other countries have called upon the Federal Court for assistance in interpreting and applying its laws; either because they are loosely based on Australian law, are informed by the same international obligations, or because they wish to benefit from the Court’s experience interpreting and applying laws new to their jurisdiction.
The Federal Court has addressed judges and courts of other countries, including China and Vietnam, on substantive law areas including environmental, maritime and labour law. Further information about the Federal Court’s jurisdiction can be found in the about us section of this website.
Materials: Substantive Environmental Law in Australia Guide, developed as a resource for Partner Courts internationally, will be available for download shortly.