Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

Law and emancipation

Hilary Charlesworth’s speech on law and emancipation from her honorary doctorate conferral ceremony.

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Hilary Charlesworth on the Chilcot report

Hilary Charlesworth interviewed by Andrew West on ABC RN Religion and Ethics Report

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Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group 2016

The Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group is an opportunity for scholars interested in exploring ideas about legal pluralism (and its siblings hybridity, state and non-state legal orders and meta-regulation), and issues in human rights law, theory and practice.

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After conflict: memory frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh Part II

The politics of memory: emerging themes of ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ memories in peacebuilding.

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After conflict: memory frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh

The politics of memory: ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ memories in peacebuilding.

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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.

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