Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

17
Oct
2017

New directions for asylum seeker policies?

Tony Ward

Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots. 

And both...

Protestors holding 'welcome refugees' banner
16
Oct
2017

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

Rachel Kleinfeld

The most violent country in the world today is not Syria, but Brazil, where gangs, organized crime, regular crime, and state brutality create a pall of fear over daily life. Why are so many...

crack in brick wall
21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the conflict in Timor-Leste. This phenomenon is not confined to Timor-Leste; it recurs in both developing and developed...

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.
17
Aug
2017

Law, space, and time

Mariana Valverde, Margaret Davies, Fleur Johns, Desmond Manderson

Where and when is law? Asking this question means engaging with the boundaries, orientations, perspectives, and scales of law. Setting law in space and time calls for a study of law in context....

Ink spots and splatter
16
Aug
2017

Valverde & O'Malley masterclass - after governmentality: new questions and approaches

Mariana Valverde, Pat O'Malley

Governmentality, as a mode of analysis, has enjoyed considerable prominence over the past twenty-five years or so. While there was never an orthodoxy about what it entailed, its main...

Abstract image to brains networked together, communicating
15
Aug
2017

Beyond demands for more transparency: the importance of scale in institutional information‎ practices

Mariana Valverde

A detailed study of how public-private infrastructure partnerships are governed and rendered visible, mainly in Canada, shows that accountability is not reducible to the availability of...

Abstract colourful image
25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth

Sorcery accusation related violence is a significant concern across many parts of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today. It leads to death, torture, displacement of people and...

29
Jun
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

This seminar has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 September, 12.30-1.30pm. The venue remains unchanged.

Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the...

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.
22
Jun
2017

Artificial islands and territory in international law

Imogen Saunders

Artificial island building activities by States have escalated in recent years: China’s activities in the South China Sea have received international attention. But what status do these newly...

Satellite image of Durrat Al Bahrain, 14 artificial islands, Bahrain.
20
Jun
2017

Bookclub - Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Cheryl White, Sarah Williams and Wendy Lambourne

The backdrop to Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice is Cambodia’s history of radical Communist revolution (1975–1979) under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, and the culture of impunity...

Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia bookcover
18
May
2017

The pursuit of reparations: promises and practices in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

Reparations to victims are often seen as a central aspect of a more victim-oriented approach to justice and peace in the wake of mass atrocities. In what can be described as a potentially...

Ceremony led by Buddhist priests
13
Apr
2017

Protecting economic and social rights in post-conflict Timor-Leste: a regulatory theory approach

Adérito Soares

Post-conflict countries often devote little attention to economic and social rights. This is partly because of other urgent priorities such as the security sector and electoral-political agendas...

Photograph: Timor-Leste flag
28
Mar
2017

Bookclub: Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland

Cynthia Banham’s book analyses the responses of the USA’s liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11.

While Australia, the...

Cover of Cynthia's book, Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens
09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel

In early 2012, a German regional court decided that the circumcision of a boy for non-medical reasons could not be justified by the consent of the parents because it was not in the best interest...

Illustration of circumcision ritual from Juedisches Ceremoniel, a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.
23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford

How can it still be in 2017 that, in the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive...

Digitally abstracted image of a scene of a crowd of people.
17
Feb
2017

The case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: real power or empty rhetoric?

Rudina Jasini

This presentation critically examines the role, scope and implications of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings, drawing from developments in human rights doctrine,...

Image of images of murdered detainees, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
16
Feb
2017

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Marie-eve Loiselle

Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.

...

Image of vibrantly yellow wall topped with barbed wire against intensely blue sky.
14
Feb
2017

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Naing Ko Ko

Presently, Myanmar has a small banking industry with advanced financial technologies still under development. It is under-pressure from global regulatory institutions. Corruption in the Myanmar...

Image of Myanmar 20 kyat note
14
Feb
2017

7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop 2017

Various

The 7th annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop 2017 is being hosted by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law out of the Monash University Faculty of Law City Chambers.

As with...

Street art: Look Human Rights
16
Dec
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group December 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The December 2016 joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group will take place in the RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room (3.14), Friday 16 December, 3.00pm - 4.30pm.

Discussion will centre on...

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