Human Rights Law and Policy

Research Theme

World Day Against the Death Penalty: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

Observed annually on October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty unifies and mobilises civil society, political leaders, lawyers, and public opinion in pursuit of universal abolition of the death penalty. 2022 also marks the centenary of one of the world’s earliest statutory abolitions in the Australian state of Queensland.

Abolition may now be widely embraced as a norm of international human rights law, but its establishment as a comprehensive and irrevocable fact remains elusive. 

Five ways ANU prepared me for a career in international human rights law

Prof Ford reflects on 'hugely significant' Fulbright Fellowship

Supporting advocacy and human rights in Myanmar

Giving women, transgender and minority athletes a sporting chance

Audits and reporting schemes: A business case for human rights due diligence

Alumna embarks on new chapter in global law journey at Oxford

Securing maritime boundaries in the Pacific

Pacific leaders last year "acknowledged the urgency and importance of securing the region’s maritime boundaries as a key issue for the development and security of the region" (49th Pacific Islands Forum Communique).

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