and should it?' (Paper presented at ANZSIL
International Peace & Security Interest Group Workshop 2016, University of Sydney, 22 April 2016); see eg Convention on the Rights of the Child art 1; Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, opened for signature 25 October 1980, 1343 UNTS 89 (entered into force 1 December 1983) art 4; Protocol I art 77(2); Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, opened for signature 17 July 1998, 2187 UNTS 90 (entered into force 1 July 2002) art 8(2)(e)(vii) ('Rome Statute'); Debate over whether there has been a straight-18 consensus is beyond the scope of this paper.
(33.) Michael Kirby, "International Law-Down in the Engineroom," (presented to the ANZSIL
and ASIL joint conference, Sydney, 26 June 2000), p.
To quote again from Simmons' keynote address at the 2011 ANZSIL
Annual Conference, these kinds of considerations demand 'systematic empirical research at the local level of analysis'.