Genevieve Lai

About Genevieve Lai

Current student studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations. Correlating with her interest in writing, the OWP has provided a platform to disseminate information about maritime issues, Australian foreign policy and international law. Currently a Correspondent in the Australian Division.

The 27th ASEAN Summit

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) congregated on 18-22 November, to discuss regional issues for the 27th ASEAN Summit, in Kuala Lumpur. ASEAN was formed in 1967 in a bid to accelerate the political and economic growth of the region. Renowned for the ‘ASEAN way’, the organisation […]

India Attacks Nepal’s Human Rights Record

At the recent meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on November 4, India attacked Nepal’s human rights record. In an unprecedented and largely unexpected move, India criticized Nepal’s discrimination against minority groups, especially with the advent of their new constitution. Delhi raised the recent issues with […]

South China Sea Dispute: To Be Continued

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has decided the dispute between the Philippines and China regarding the South China Sea can be heard on its merits. This is the first instance of an international dispute settlement mechanism hearing the escalating dispute which will be significant in its findings in the midst of intensifying […]

A New Legal Challenge For Rohingya Muslims Survivors

Survivors of atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have filed a lawsuit to the United States (U.S) Federal Court earlier this month. The lawsuit targets Myanmar’s top government officials, including President Thein Sein for genocide and crimes against humanity. A court summons was issued that calls for these officials […]

In Iran, Whose Word Holds More Weight?

Ayatollah Khamenei’s recent comments banning direct negotiations between Iran and the US (outside of the nuclear deal) poses serious issues regarding the future stability of relations between the two states. At its core, it raises questions regarding Iran’s commitment to re-engagement, as well as its ability to unify conservatives and […]

Standing Against Nuclear Bullies

On September 16, India submitted its counter-memorial to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding whether the Hague-based Court had jurisdiction to hear the dispute brought against India by the Marshall Islands; about India’s failure to actively pursue nuclear disarmament. The Marshall Islands brought similar claims against eight other states for violating […]