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RegNet celebrated the graduations of Cheryl White, Cynthia Banham, Sekti Widhartanto and Fanny Huang after the July graduation ceremony.
These four RegNet scholars had their PhD theses successfully examined and graduated in the mid-year ceremonies last week.
More information on their work and theses:
From Expressivism to Communication in Transitional Justice: A Study of the Trial Procedure of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
This thesis studied the development of transitional justice with a particular focus on the trial procedure at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Cheryl’s work advocates transitional trials which maximise the communicative capacities of the Court by conducting proceedings which are more dialogical, and representative of all the communities affected by the crimes in question.
Torture, liberal democracies and the war on terror
Cynthia’s thesis was a comparative study, and compared how three liberal democracies – Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom – responded to the torture of their own citizens after 11 September 2001. The thesis took a particular focus on the three states’ conceptions of liberalism and how human rights and previous experiences of terrorism can be used to explain and understand their different responses to this issue.
Cynthia and her husband Michael on the day of graduation.
Regulating Indonesia’s High Wealth Individual Taxpayers: Ideas for Policy Transfer
Sekti’s thesis examined the process of transferring policy for a high wealth individual tax unit to Indonesia. The thesis drew on interviews with those involved and on the observations of staff actually charged with implementation. The snags and pitfalls breathed new life into John Braithwaite and Peter Drahos’ model of global business regulation as a useful framework for understanding how policies fail and succeed within organizations.
Hisao-Fen (Fanny) Huang
The application of restorative justice to cases of domestic violence in a Confucian society: An example of Taiwan Restorative Justice Pilot
The focus of Hsiao-fen’s doctoral research was the way in which restorative justice can be applied to family violence cases in Taiwan, a present Confucian society, and the responses of the victims and offenders to the restorative justice practice. Her thesis drew on theoretical contradictions and compatibilities among three theories, restorative justice theories, feminism and Confucianism. As an empirical study, her research used qualitative analyses, mostly based on interviews with relevant practitioners and participants in Taiwan Restorative Justice Pilot such as prosecutors, probation officers, facilitators, victims and offenders.
Congratulations to all of our graduates!