Past events

13
May
2015

Monitoring human rights: challenges for the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Virginia Bras-Gomes

The Centre for International Governance and Justice and RegNet are delighted to host this lecture by UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee Member, Maria Virgínia Brás Gomes,...

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13
May
2015

Human Rights Reading Group May 2015

Cynthia Banham

The May session of the Human Rights Reading Group will look at Martha-Marie Kleinhans and Roderick A Macdonald’s, "What is a _critical_ legal pluralism?" (1997) 12 Canadian Journal of Law and Society...

12
May
2015

Politics, power and people: A gameplan for health equity in the 21st century

Professor Sharon Friel, Director Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)

Health inequities arise because of a toxic combination of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements and bad politics. These, in turn, affect the circumstances in which people are born, grow...

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11
May
2015

Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey on IP & Climate Change

Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey

RegNet scholars Sharon Friel, Peter Drahos, Kyla Tienhaara and Howard Bamsey will be speaking at the Intellectual property and climate change: the Paris accord conference hosted by the College of Law...

08
May
2015

The United Nations Democracy Fund: dealing with five UN pathologies

Dr Roland Rich

The Clinton Administration made democracy an integral part of American foreign policy and invited India to partner America. India declined. Discussions continued and in the course of the Bush...

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07
May
2015

Navigating the new

Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia

Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb argues that “Our science investment and policies are too heavily dependent on so-called ‘terminating program’ grants, funding offsets and sporadic commitments to...

07
May
2015

Masterclass: Human rights monitoring: the role of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Virginia Bras-Gomes

 The Centre for International Governance and Justice is hosting a masterclass, _**Human Rights Monitoring: The role of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights**_, by UN Economic,...

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05
May
2015

The precautionary principle and the management of risks to public health

Assoc. Prof. Anne-Maree Farrell, Monash University

The interpretation and application of the precautionary principle in managing risk has been the subject of enduring academic, scientific and political controversy. This paper examines the use of the...

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01
May
2015

Between immunity and impunity: sexual offences by peacekeepers

Roisin Burke

Complicity by UN military peacekeepers in sexual abuse and sexual exploitation has been well documented over recent years. In response to the dilemma the UN has undertaken a number of initiatives and...

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30
Apr
2015

Mount Stromlo April 2015 Writing Retreat

CIGJ

The Centre for International Governance and Justice is holding its one day writing retreat at the Mount Stromlo Observatory on Thursday 30 April, 9am to 5pm. The retreat is open to all RegNet PhD...

29
Apr
2015

Trade agreements, health and access to affordable medicines

Prof Ronald Labonte, Prof Joel Lexchin & Dr Deborah Gleeson, chaired by Prof Sharon Friel

Medicine affordability is a central issue in current public policy debate in Australia, particularly in the context of our engagement in regional trade negotiations such as the Trans Pacific...

28
Apr
2015

Bookclub: Refugees and the myth of human rights

Emma Larking

The current public debate over the West’s obligations to unauthorised immigrants is passionate, vitriolic, and divisive. Emma Larking’s _Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale...

24
Apr
2015

The promise of participation and the agony of informalism: multi-stakeholder governance and global food security

Mr Matt Canfield, PhD Scholar, New York University; Visiting PhD Scholar, CIGJ, RegNet

Over the past two decades, transnational social movements have emerged in response to the liberalization of food and agricultural markets. As this social struggle intensifies, new multi-stakeholder...

23
Apr
2015

Rethinking international cooperation: crime, policy and politics in Australia-Indonesia relations

Michael McKenzie

Nations are increasingly seeking to work together in response to challenging cross-border problems like transnational crime.  Yet, such cooperation often proves difficult to realise in practice. ...

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15
Apr
2015

Human Rights Reading Group April 2015

Cynthia Banham

 The April session of the Human Rights Reading Group will look at Sarah Nouwen’s and Wouter Werner’s “Monopolizing Global Justice: International Criminal Law as Challenge to Human Diversity” (2015,...

10
Apr
2015

Women's rights as transnational discourse? Interrogating the female subject in the rulings of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights

Mariana Assis

By examining some of the rulings of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, CIGJ Visiting PhD Scholar Mariana Assis, interrogates how the claims concerning women enter the discursive...

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07
Apr
2015

Plausible folk theories: throwing veils of plausibility over zones of ignorance in global governance

Professor Terry Halliday

To justify major enterprises of global lawmaking and regulation, monitoring and surveillance, international organizations (IOs) must confront and manage realms of relative ignorance about the...

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07
Apr
2015

RegNet school meeting

All staff and students of the Centre of Regulatory Institutions Network are welcome to attend our school meeting.

31
Mar
2015

CIGJ meeting

All staff and students from the Centre for International Governance & Justice are welcome to attend our centre meeting, to be held in the Level 3 Meeting Room, Coombs Extension Building.

31
Mar
2015

Rituals and ritualism in the international human rights system

Professor Hilary Charlesworth

International lawyers typically approach the international human rights system primarily as a legal structure, through its laws and institutions. In this **RegNet Key Thinker Seminar**, Professor...

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