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How can regulatory theory strengthen international human rights law?

7th July 2017

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Hilary Charlesworth is Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the School of Regulation and Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University.

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In this eighteen minute speech, Hilary Charlesworth explores the successes and failures of attempts to regulate human rights at an international level. In particular, she explores the common tendency of states to participate superficially in international human rights treaties, whilst deflecting scrutiny and avoiding accountability of human rights abuses in their own country.

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This speech was recorded as part of ’21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges’ on 21 June 2017 at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU.

This event celebrated the launch of RegNet’s new book Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. The book, edited by Prof Peter Drahos, is a collection of deep and broad reflections on all things regulation and governance. Authored by RegNet academics past and present, Regulatory Theory establishes the foundations and applications of the RegNet approach to studying regulation and governance, based on principles of social justice, environmental sustainability and human wellbeing.

Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications is available for free download or purchase.

You can also use this interactive tool to help you explore the book by particular themes.

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