Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

CIGJ co-sponsors Traversing Divides

This symposium honours the work of Deborah Cass, 15 February 1960 – 4 June 2013, a brilliant Australian constitutional and international lawyer.

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Economic, social and cultural rights: anything new on the horizon?

The 55th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considers the reports of Kyrgyzstan, Venezuela, Mongolia, Thailand, Ireland, Chile and Uganda.

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Two RegNet scholars selected for ARC Laureate mentoring scheme

Gemma Carey and Cynthia Banham have been selected to take part in the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship mentoring scheme.

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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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Human rights Wordle

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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Related study

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