Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

Emma Larking guest speaker at conference on legal responses to forced mass migration

Other invited speakers included the EU’s Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality, Věra Jurová, Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Katerina Simácková, and Petr Kostohryz, from the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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2017 Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers Workshop

7th annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers Workshop to be held at Monash University

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Investment treaty law and arbitration: common controversies

Anthea Roberts continues her introduction to investment treaty law and arbitration, focusing this time on controversies.

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Strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council - proposal launch

Strengthening the rule of law through the UN Security Council proposals were launched earlier this week.

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Alan Ryan, Hilary Charlesworth, Penny Wensley & Jeremy Farrall.

An introduction to investment treaty law and arbitration

What is investment, and why seek to protect it?

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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 ‘Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualism’, 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.



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 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.


CIGJ links and other useful related resources.


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:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet