Human Rights Law and Policy

Honorary Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Criminology, European and comparative law, Evidence and Procedure, Policing, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Family law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law
Honorary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Experiential Learning, Problem Based Learning, Law reform, Domestic Human Rights, Community Development, Professional Legal Education, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Aboriginal Legal Service
Honorary Lecturer
Research interests:
Immigration, Practicing migration advice, Asian Law, Access to Justice, Human Rights and the Law
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Human rights, Comparative Constitutional Law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Public International Law, State Responsibility, Law of Treaties, Human rights, Freedom of expression, Space law, Rule of Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Regulation of Corporate Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Torts, Counter-Terrorism Law, Rule of Law Reform, Law and technology
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests:
Socio-legal studies, Asylum and Refugee Law, Courts and Tribunals, Legal Geography, Borders, Lawyers and lawyering
Professor
Research interests:
International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Use of force, Methodology of Public International Law, Comparative criminal law
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Regulatory theory and practice, Penology and human rights, Asian Law, Plain legal language
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Courts, Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Rights, Political Theory and Constitutional Law, Federalism, Parliamentary and Electoral Democracy, Deliberative Democracy
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Human rights, Environmental Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Law and development, Rule of Law
Associate Lecturer
Research interests:
Deliberative Democracy, Native Title, Indigenous Perspectives on Law, Political Theory and Constitutional Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of the Poor, Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Property Law and Development, Feminist Legal Theory, Legal Geography, Postcolonial Legal Theory, Rule of Law Reform, Human Rights Law and Policy, Indigenous peoples and the law, Law and Gender, Law and Social Justice, Governance and Development, Legal History and Ethnology, Social And Cultural Geography, Social and cultural anthropology, Pacific History (Excl. New Zealand And Maori), Anthropology Of Development, Gender, feminism
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, Property Law, Sexuality, International trade, Critical legal theory, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Critical legal theory, Refugee Law, Law and Cultural Difference, Human Rights and the Law, Law and Humanities, Jurisprudence, Rule of Law Theory
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, Military Discipline Law, Rule of Law Reform
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Wellbeing, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
General Human Rights Law and Policy, International and European Human Rights, Refugee Law, Forced Migration and Movement of Peoples, Evidence and Procedure, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Asylum and Refugee Law, Public International Law, General Human Rights Law and Policy, Maritime
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Courts, Constitutional History, Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Rights, Political Theory and Constitutional Law, Federalism, Gender and Constitutional Law, Parliamentary and Electoral Democracy, Separation of Powers, The Judicial System, Citizenship, Access to Government Information, Gender, feminism, Feminist Legal Theory
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights, Military Law, International Criminal Court
Emerita Professor
Research interests:
Feminist Legal Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy, The corporatisation of Universities, Gender, feminism
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Separation of Powers, Refugees, Constitutional Law, Chapter III of the Constitution, Human rights, Human Rights and the Law, Federal judicial system, Judiciary, Rule of Law
Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Refugee Law, Immigration, Human rights, Constitutional Law, Public law, international legal theory, recognition theory, narrative legal identities

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Jul
2020

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Jun
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Past events

02
Jun
2016

Just war, punishment and humanitarian intervention: The re-moralisation of the use of force

Mitt Regan
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Mitt Regan, Georgetown Law Center

Classical just war theory regarded punishment of wrongdoing a just cause for war.  This idea has been rejected by most modern theorists, and especially prominently by international law in the decades since the end of World War II.  For the most part, during these decades the use of force has been deemed legitimate by a state only in its own defense or in defense of another state that has requested assistance.

22
Nov
2016

Global protection challenges and the New York declaration

Volker Turk
6.00PM to 7.30PM
  • Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Volker Türk

This year, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration – the first of its kind in 65 years – which affirms the core principles of refugee protection and sets the stage for sharing responsibilities for protection more equitably and widely from the outset of refugee situations. 

13
Feb
2017

The explosive President: Donald Trump’s migration policy and its impact on international law and non-discrimination principles

Donald Trump
5.30PM to 7.00PM

Recent executive orders issues by President Donald Trump have shocked many and created an unprecedented travel crisis. 

08
Sep
2017

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia

Black and White Photo of a Federal Court Sitting
9.00AM to 1.00PM

The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. 

07
Aug
2017

ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Matthew Myers
3.00PM to 4.00PM
  • Judge Matthew Myers AM, ALRC Commissioner

Judge Myers will speak about his work as ALRC Commissioner on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

28
Sep
2017

Fair trial rights in the European Court of Human Rights: Recent cases

European Court of Human Rights
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Dr Ryan Goss, ANU College of Law

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to a fair trial in civil and criminal proceedings. The Article 6 rights are the most heavily-litigated Convention rights before the European Court of Human Rights, generating a large and complex body of case law. 

12
Sep
2017

Julian Burnside in conversation with Simon Rice

Book Cover
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Julian Burnside
  • Professor Simon Rice OAM
  • Professor Stephen Bottomley

ANU/THE CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR

In Watching Out, a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief, noted barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which does and doesn't run true to its ultimate purposes. Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemperate age.

10
Nov
2017

Combatting impunity in grand corruption: the case for an International Anti-Corruption Court

Go to jail
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Mark L Wolf, Senior United States District Judge

Public corruption is endemic at the highest levels of government in many nations. Such ‘grand corruption’ is costly, closely correlated with the most serious abuses of human rights, and threatens the stability of many nations and the world. An International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), similar to the ICC or as part of it, should now be established to provide a forum for the criminal enforcement of the laws prohibiting grand corruption that exist in virtually every country, and the undertakings that are requirements of various treaties and international organisations.

26
Apr
2018

Is sovereignty necessary? The role of sovereignty in Indigenous child protection

Marcia Zug
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Professor Marcia Zug

This research seminar will examine whether a national law, similar to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), could be enacted in Australia. The ICWA was passed in response to the long history of government removals of Indian children from their families and tribes

05
Jul
2018

The role of international human rights law in the prevention of ethnic conflicts

Fernand de Varennes
6.00PM to 7.15PM
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

04
Apr
2019

Brexit, referendums and deliberative democracy

Matt Qvortrup
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Matt Qvortrup, Coventry University
13
Feb
2019

The crime of aggression: Useless, anachronistic - and beautiful

Kevin Heller
12.00PM to 1.00PM
  • Professor Kevin Heller
27
Mar
2019

The Children Act- Film Screening and Panel discussion

Law Reform and Social Justice
7.30PM to 9.00PM
  • Professor Tom Faunce
  • Justice John Faulks, former family Court Judge and ALRC commissioner,
  • Justice Mary Finn, former family Court Judge, former member of the ANU Council

The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.

23
Jul
2019

In Conversation with Ron McCallum

In Conversation with Ron McCallum
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Ron McCallum AO - The University of Sydney
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein FAAL, FASSA - Australian National University

Ron McCallum AO will be in conversation with Professor Kim Rubenstein on Ron's memoir, Born at the Right Time.

21
Oct
2019

The UN Human Rights Council and Australia

The UN Human Rights Council and Australia
6.30PM to 7.30PM
  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Australia was elected as a member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in 2017. In this seminar, Professor Hilary Charlesworth will talk about the role of the Council in promoting human rights and how Australia has engaged with the work of the Council.

22
Oct
2019

LRSJ Careers Seminar: Promoting Human Rights with the Law

LRSJ Careers Seminar: Promoting Human Rights with the Law
12.00PM to 1.30PM
  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Join LRSJ and Professor Hilary Charlesworth for lunch as we talk about her career path and more.

29
Jul
2020

Protection from Refuge: The Role of Courts along the Refugee Journey

Protection from Refuge
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Dr Kate Ogg

Join Dr Kate Ogg as she addresses one of the most significant problems facing the refugee protection regime: that the places in which people in need of international protection seek refuge are often as dangerous and bleak as the conditions they fled.

05
Aug
2020

Transparency and accountability in the ‘age of information’

Transparency and accountability in the ‘age of information’
1.00PM to 2.00PM
  • Associate Professor Jolyon Ford

Join Associate Professor Jolyon Ford as he explores some design assumptions behind the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cwth), Australia’s new non-punitive yet mandatory corporate reporting scheme on human rights risks in supply chains.

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