Nara Ganbat

PhD Scholar
Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)


Bachelor of laws (LL.B), National University of Mongolia; Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Melbourne

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Nara is a lawyer from Mongolia specialised in public international law and human rights. She started her career at Amnesty International’s branch in Ulaanbaatar as a campaign coordinator advocating for the ratification of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court. In 2004, Nara joined the Mongolian Human Rights Commission as a policy officer responsible for monitoring the implementation of Mongolia’s human rights obligations. In different roles such as senior complaints officer and a chief of staff, Nara continued working for Mongolian Human Rights Commission until 2012 when she commenced her PhD studies at RegNet.

Nara has also held various consultancy positions with Mongolian NGOs and international organisations including United Nations Development Program, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Lund University.

Nara was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Mongolia, and Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne.

Research interests:

  • Public international law
  • Constitutional law
  • Domestic effects of international treaties
  • National human rights institutions (NHRIs) and social change
  • Symbolic functions of law

Nara’s PhD research examines the ways that international human rights treaties implicate domestic contexts through the case of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The research highlights the political powers of the international human rights regime and demonstrates limitations of a purely legalistic approach to the regime.

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