Bachelor of Arts/Law, Macquarie University; Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, UTS; Graduate Certificate in Journalism, UTS; Masters of Intern
Cynthia has just completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Centre for International Governance and Justice. Her PhD was titled ‘The Responses of Liberal Democracies to the Torture of Citizens: A Comparative Study’. Her current research deals with alternative sites for accountability for international human rights breaches, where states refuse to engage in official accountability. She is a lawyer and a former journalist, and was the foreign affairs and defence correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald.
International human rights law; international relations; civil society and political accountability; use of torture in Liberal democracies; and politics and media
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