Past events

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
28
Feb
2017

RegNet February 2017 School Meeting

RegNet

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

23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford

How can it still be in 2017 that, in the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive...

Digitally abstracted image of a scene of a crowd of people.
22
Feb
2017

Beyond the rhetoric: Duterte's first six months

Walden Bello, Christian Monsod, Maria-Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, et al

After storming into office in the May 2016 Philippine elections under a fiery campaign to wage war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has not ceased to make headlines since then. Six months into...

Image of President Rodrigo Duterte
21
Feb
2017

Facts alone are not enough

Heather Neil

Why is it that people smoke, infant formula is readily available, eleven million hens producing eggs live in battery cages and cattle and sheep are exported for slaughter overseas? The evidence of...

Observations of the sun in different wavelengths highlighting different aspects of the sun's surface and atmosphere.
21
Feb
2017

Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work

Gale Burford

Since its origins in the creation of the so-called welfare state, Western professionalised visions of social work have faced ongoing challenges with reconciling: helping with regulation, human rights...

Images of digitally generated letters and numbers in primary colours
17
Feb
2017

The case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: real power or empty rhetoric?

Rudina Jasini

This presentation critically examines the role, scope and implications of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings, drawing from developments in human rights doctrine, victimology...

Image of images of murdered detainees, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
16
Feb
2017

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Marie-eve Loiselle

Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity. Today...

Image of vibrantly yellow wall topped with barbed wire against intensely blue sky.
14
Feb
2017

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Naing Ko Ko

Presently, Myanmar has a small banking industry with advanced financial technologies still under development. It is under-pressure from global regulatory institutions. Corruption in the Myanmar...

Image of Myanmar 20 kyat note
14
Feb
2017

7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop 2017

Various

The 7th annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop 2017 is being hosted by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law out of the Monash University Faculty of Law City Chambers. As with prior...

Street art: Look Human Rights
07
Feb
2017

Book launch - Climate Change and the Health of the Nations

Norman Swan (ABC Health Report), Alistair Woodward (University of Auckland), Kristie Ebi (University of Washington) & Richard Denniss (The Australia Institute)

Join us for the launch of Tony McMichael’s last book, completed by Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir, and published by Oxford University Press. _The message of this masterful book from the late...

07
Feb
2017

China between reform and repression: lawyers in the fight for political liberalism

Terence Halliday

An enormous struggle is underway over China’s legal and political futures. This seminar provides an overview of Terence Halliday and Sida Liu's research on the interweaving of politics and practice...

Image of vintage revolutionary poster, with the slogan 'Sternly Attack Criminal Activities'
16
Dec
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group December 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The December 2016 joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group will take place in the RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room (3.14), Friday 16 December, 3.00pm - 4.30pm. Discussion will centre on discuss...

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.

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