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Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group 2016

6th July 2016

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Miranda Forsyth is an Associate Professor at RegNet and also a Fellow at SSGM in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. The broad focus of Miranda’s research is investigating the possibilities and challenges of the inter-operation of state and non-state justice and regulatory systems.

At present her focus is on examining these issues in the context of both the protection of traditional knowledge and introduction of western intellectual property regimes, and also the regulation of sorcery and witchcraft related violence in Melanesia. Her research has had a strong focus on Vanuatu to date, but in the last few years she has also researched other countries in the Pacific islands region, particularly PNG, Fiji and Samoa.

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The Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group is an opportunity for scholars interested in exploring ideas about legal pluralism (and its siblings hybridity, state and non-state legal orders and meta-regulation), and issues in human rights law, theory and practice.

The group meets once a month to talk about a different text – whether journal article, book chapter, film or novel – that alternates between legal pluralism and human rights topics.

The group will usually meet in the RegNet Meeting Room (3.14), Level 3, Coombs Extension Building.

Below are the dates for LP/HR Reading Group in 2016:

Topics and readings for discussion are detailed at the website for each month.

For more information, contact Miranda Forsyth.

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