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18
May
2017

The pursuit of reparations: promises and practices in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

Reparations to victims are often seen as a central aspect of a more victim-oriented approach to justice and peace in the wake of mass atrocities. In what can be described as a potentially significant...

Ceremony led by Buddhist priests
16
May
2017

Mobilising civil society: can the fossil fuel divestment movement achieve transformational social change?

Neil Gunningham

The divestment movement is at the forefront of civil society initiatives to raise public consciousness about climate change. This paper shows how the movement has harnessed grassroots activists,...

Fossil Free University of Washington students protest in favour of fossil fuel divestment
09
May
2017

Alcohol taxation: impacts of policy inconsistencies

Glenys Byrne

With the May federal government Budget approaching, the best gift for Australian families could be long-awaited reforms to alcohol taxation. Over the past 30 years inconsistent policy advice,...

Alcohol retailer display
02
May
2017

The regulation of alcohol: no ordinary commodity

Michael Thorn

Michael will be speaking about ‘the regulation of alcohol, no ordinary commodity’. He will canvas alcohol’s impact on society and the various evidenced-based regulatory measures that are employed to...

Bottles and cans of alcohol
26
Apr
2017

Drugs, deaths and poverty: lessons for the Philippines from the region

Professor Roderic Broadhurst and Dr Christopher Ward, SC

Can the Philippines learn from the experiences of its neighbours when it comes to addressing crime? This is not the first time a country in the region has adopted a tough stance on crime, and on...

20
Apr
2017

Do economic crises transform social regulation? Examining regulatory outputs in social policy-making in Europe

Jacint Jordana

Based on a joint research project with Christoph Knill and Yves Steinebach from LMU Munich, this presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe...

Photograph: Greek protester unfurls his Greek flag and message, "Bread, Education, Proximity with politicians, With all necessary sacrifices."
18
Apr
2017

Technology, politics and future challenges for the regulation of outer space

Steven Freeland

The use of space and space-related technology impacts upon all aspects of our lives. Every country is dependent on space for its ongoing functioning and development. This dependence on space has...

Photograph: the milky way
18
Apr
2017

RegNet April 2017 School Meeting

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All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

13
Apr
2017

Protecting economic and social rights in post-conflict Timor-Leste: a regulatory theory approach

Adérito Soares

Post-conflict countries often devote little attention to economic and social rights. This is partly because of other urgent priorities such as the security sector and electoral-political agendas...

Photograph: Timor-Leste flag
11
Apr
2017

Critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks to encourage investment in solar PV in Indonesia

James Prest

Indonesia is one of the largest energy users and greenhouse gas emitters in South East Asia. Rapid acceleration of investment in solar PV generation is urgently required for transition to clean...

Photograph: solar panels in Weepatando village, Sumba island, Indonesia
05
Apr
2017

Virginia Marshall masterclass: overturning aqua nullius - securing aboriginal water rights

Virginia Marshall

In chapter 10 of her book, _Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal Water Rights_ ([Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017](http://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/overturning-aqua-nullius-securing...

artwork from book cover
04
Apr
2017

Overturning aqua nullius and reaffirming the Indigenous rule of law(s)

Virginia Marshall

In her book, _Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal Water Rights_ ([Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017](http://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/products/overturning-aqua-nullius-securing-aboriginal-...

Image of fishermen silhouetted by sunset, supplied by Lirrwi Indigenous Tourism in Arnhem Land NT
30
Mar
2017

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ronald Labonté

Tobacco use remains one of the major public health issues worldwide. The World Health Organization’s _Framework Convention on Tobacco Control_ (FCTC) is a binding international treaty with...

Men bundle tobacco leaves for drying in Malawi
30
Mar
2017

Land law reform issues in Mongolia: a law and society perspective

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya

After the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, Mongolia shifted from a socialist to capitalist economy. A new constitution was established in 1992 and reforms were instituted, including land law...

Photograph: Mongolian landscape
28
Mar
2017

Bookclub: Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland

Cynthia Banham’s book analyses the responses of the USA's liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11. While Australia, the UK and Canada share similar political...

Cover of Cynthia's book, Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens
21
Mar
2017

Security, legitimacy and public policy: transgovernmentalism and the architecture of Anglosphere policy networks

Tim Legrand

Recent years have seen the emergence of new transnational venues of public policy praxis. These are liminal ‘extra-institutional’ spaces in which domestic officials seek to achieve domestic policy...

Abstract image of networks
14
Mar
2017

A time for hope: pursuing a vision of a fair, sustainable and healthy world

Sharon Friel

We are at a pivotal juncture in recorded human history. The confluence of global environmental degradation, social inequities and civil unrest, and the continuing and often widening inequities in...

Signpost to Hope, Derbyshire, UK
09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel

In early 2012, a German regional court decided that the circumcision of a boy for non-medical reasons could not be justified by the consent of the parents because it was not in the best interest of...

Illustration of circumcision ritual from Juedisches Ceremoniel, a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.
07
Mar
2017

The rules of ruling China

Ryan Manuel

Understanding the Chinese party-state involves understanding how nearly 90 million people are controlled in a vast bureaucracy. Affecting the behaviour of these people requires a panoply of different...

Illustration of Palace Examination at Kaifeng, Song Dynasty, China.
28
Feb
2017

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Kristina Simion

Through the enterprise of foreign funded development assistance, "rule of law" as an international model for development travels across the globe. At its new site, the rule of law model requires...

Image of hot air balloons over temples in Bagan, Myanmar

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