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
CIGJ research projects, research outcomes and project resources.
Publications from CIGJ academics and PhD scholars on a range of topics in the field of human rights and international law.
CIGJ news and events listings, including podcasts and photo galleries from past events.
CIGJ links and other useful related resources.
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