world indigenousThe World Indigenous Legal Conference 2014 will be hosted by the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland, from 23-27 June 2014, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. The theme of the conference is “Past, Present and Future”.  The conference will incorporate the 9th National Indigenous Legal Conference 2014.

Held biennially, the World Indigenous Legal Conference will bring together legal practitioners, academics, community members, and law students from a broad spectrum of organisations and international Indigenous networks, to discuss issues of critical importance to Indigenous peoples both globally and locally.

To ensure that the Conference is international in focus, the organising committee is seeking to attract a diverse range of local and international speakers who can bring to the Conference a range of experiences, perspectives and insights on key Indigenous issues that will form the Conference program. Accordingly, speakers are invited to submit an abstract of a maximum of 350 words focused on one or more of the following topics, which we encourage you to interpret and apply broadly and creatively:

  • Relationship to Land
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Social Constructionism
  • Recognition of First Nation People
  • Economic Independence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Women and Children
  • Climate Change
  • Nation Building

Please submit your abstract by 14 February 2014 to using the ‘Abstract Submission Form’.

Selected conference papers will be published in a special edition of QUT Law Review.  To be considered for publication final papers of between 4,000 and 8,000 words must be submitted to the QUTLR by 25 April 2014.  Please ensure that your paper complies with QUTLR’s ‘Editorial and Style and Format Guidelines’ available at:

Please note that the time allotted for each speaker will be 30 minutes (including 5-10 minutes for questions).

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