Professor Tim McCormack is in New Zealand as the New Zealand Law Foundation's 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. He is Dean of the University of Tasmania Law School and a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He is also the special adviser on international humanitarian law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a director of World Vision Australia. McCormack has held a number of significant appointments including law of war expert adviser to the defence team for David Hicks before the US Military Commission in Guantanamo Bay; and amicus curiae (friend of the court, offering expertise) on international law issues to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic. He will discuss the use of chemical weapons in Syria with Noelle, the subject of one of his many talks while in the country.