New book by ANU Law scholar traces religious roots of law

PhD candidate wins prize for research into human rights of sexuality and gender


Professor Alison Dundes Renteln is an ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Fellow on Australian and the World. A Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, with joint appointments in Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy, she teaches Law and Public Policy with an emphasis on comparative and international law.

Recognising the human right to a name and the implications for giving and changing personal names

Names serve as important symbolic representations of individual identities and as a crucial tool for state documentation of those who reside within their borders. This analysis considers the extent to which the right to a name is protected under international law and general principles like privacy and freedom of expression.


Eliza Garnsey is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.

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