Past events

02
Jun
2015

Making the extraordinary ordinary: the Khmer Rouge tribunal, justice in transition and the promise of a juridical legacy in Cambodia

Michelle Staggs Kelsall

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (‘ECCC’) is ‘a special Cambodian court’ receiving international assistance from the United Nations to prosecute war crimes, crimes against...

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29
May
2015

(In)Visible boundaries: secular law, religion, and the public space

Mareike Reidel

Mosques, Hindu temples and eruvin are frequently the subject of legal controversies over the use of urban space. The public expression of religion challenges the public-private divide that underpins...

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28
May
2015

Mount Stromlo May 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 28 May, 9am to 5pm. The retreat is open to all RegNet PhD...

27
May
2015

The dream and the reality; are our international institutions fit for purpose?

Madeleine Rees, OBE, Secretary General of The Women’s International League For Peace And Freedom

Since the creation of the League of Nations, its failure, and the creation of the United Nations post World War II, there has been a consensus on the need for a formal regulatory framework to manage...

26
May
2015

We don't need another hero: a comparative study of men's roles in violence against women programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Timor Leste

Joyce Wu

Although the rationale for involving men in violence against women programs is sound, the tendency in development theories and practice to de-politicise feminist analysis of gender relations and male...

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19
May
2015

Windows into research: powerful images and how to capture them

Jimmy Walsh

Well-shot images provide a window into your research, drawing in audiences from both academia and beyond. Developing your own ‘image bank’ assists in documenting your research, but also gives you a...

14
May
2015

Hilary Charlesworth at Gender, Equality and Faith fundraiser debate and forum

Hilary Charlesworth, Kristina Keneally and Marilyn Hatton

Professor Hilary Charlesworth, along with The Hon Kristina Keneally and Ms Marilyn Hatton, will be discussing the topic of Gender, Equality and Faith at the Australian Centre for Christianity and...

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...

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