Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

Two approaches to human rights review in post-war Sri Lanka

OHCHR reports provide a more realistic account of rights violations, providing a more effective base for suggesting reforms.

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Emma Larking discusses human rights

Emma Larking interviewed on human rights on radio 3CR.

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Aspirational rituals: promises and utopias in human rights

This workshop will investigate the interlinked concepts of utopia and promise in human rights, examining how ideas of unrealised potential and possibility suffuse rights.

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Torture After 9.11: The Asia-Pacific Context Workshop

Invitation to submit abstracts to present at the Torture After 9.11: The Asia-Pacific Context Workshop

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The impunity dilemma: sexual offences by UN peacekeepers

Leaked internal UN report emphasizes the continued failings of the UN and deploying states to address sexual abuse effectively and to address impunity.

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The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ) is dedicated to the study of theoretical and practical issues in international governance, human rights and social justice.

The Centre was established in 2005, initially funded by Hilary Charlesworth’s Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship on ‘Building Democracy and Justice after Conflict’ (2005-2010).

The Centre drew together a range of research projects in the fields of peacebuilding, international law and human rights. Apart from the Federation Fellowship project, it encompassed ARC-funded research including ‘Peacebuilding Compared’, ‘Australia’s First Bill of Rights’, and ‘Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the ACT: Models, Methods, Impact’.

The Centre is now home to Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Rights, Regulation and Ritualism: Strengthening the International Human Rights System’, as well as ‘Peacebuilding Compared’, led by John Braithwaite, ‘The UN Security Council and the Rule of Law’, led by Jeremy Farrall and Hilary Charlesworth, and many other projects.

Many RegNet PhD students, academics and visitors have participated in the intellectual life of the Centre and have expanded its horizons to include research on topics such as transitional justice, human rights advocacy, policing in Timor-Leste, corporate social responsibility, peacekeeping sex, the literature of human rights, national human rights institutions and the new UN women’s architecture.

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People

CIGJ comprises academic staff from RegNet, postgraduate students, research support staff, scholars and visitors from other areas of ANU and other

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Research projects

CIGJ research projects, research outcomes and project resources.

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Publications

Publications from CIGJ academics and PhD scholars on a range of topics in the field of human rights and international law.

News & events

CIGJ news and events listings, including podcasts and photo galleries from past events.

Resources

CIGJ links and other useful related resources.

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Contact us

Our contact details and physical location.

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Regarding Rights blog is an initiative by the Centre for International Governance and Justice that provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

Human Rights Reading Group meets once a month to talk about a different text – whether journal article, book chapter, film or novel – that touches on human rights.

Updated:  29 May 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Regulatory Institutions Network/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet