Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ)

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.

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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...

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.
14
Dec
2016

Chinese and Russian approaches to international law

Anthea Roberts

In 2016, China and Russia issued a Joint Declaration on the Promotion of International Law, which reflects a different understanding to the West on a number of foundational points about the...

Chinese and Russian flags
07
Nov
2016

Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council

Penny Wensley, Jeremy Farrall, Hilary Charlesworth

You are invited to the launch of Strengthening the Rule of Law through the United Nations Security Council. The proposals, authored by Jeremy Farrall and Hilary Charlesworth, were...

01
Nov
2016

Australia’s asylum seeker regime: diminishing pathways for resistance

Cynthia Banham, Ben Doherty, Paul Stevenson

The podcast of this panel session is now available.

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Graphic of sign with 'Resistance' in shattered font
19
Oct
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group October 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The October 2016 joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group will take place in the Institutes Board Room, Coombs Extension Building, Room 1.12 (the former Graduate Studies Room), Wednesday...

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.
20
Sep
2016

Recent developments in investment agreements: the trend towards greater government control in investor-state disputes

Richard Braddock

In recent years there have been growing concerns about the potential risks of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) in relation to legitimate government regulation....

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08
Sep
2016

Anthea Roberts masterclass: the investment treaty system - claims and controversies

Anthea Roberts

Since the 1990s, an investment treaty system has emerged that is based on thousands of bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements and hundreds of investor-state arbitrations.

...

Surfboard in beach sand protest sign: "No TPP / Stop Secret Trade Deals"
30
Aug
2016

Is international law international?

Anthea Roberts

International lawyers are familiar with the question: “Is international law law?” However, this seminar asks a different question: “Is international law international?”

International law...

Flags of the 193 member states of the UN, Allée des Drapeaux, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
04
Aug
2016

Hidden power: the strategic logic of organised crime

James Cockayne

In this meet-the-author book seminar, James Cockayne, Head of the New York Office of the United Nations University, will introduce his new book Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organised...

Hidden power: The strategic logic of organised crime book cover
26
Jul
2016

Bookclub: A culture of rights - law, literature, and Canada

Benjamin Authers, Andrea Durbach and Robyn Morris

In his new book, Benjamin Authers examines the unique rights landscape of Canada through the lens of law and literature, taking as his point of departure the enactment of the Canadian Charter of...

Front cover of book: 'A culture of rights - law, literature, and Canada'
21
Jul
2016

Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group July 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Meredith Edelman

The first joint Legal Pluralism/Human Rights Reading Group for 2016 will take place in the RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room (3.14), Thursday 21 July, 3.00pm - 4.15pm.

Miranda will lead...

Still life image of book, mug and laptop on a table.
21
Jul
2016

Strange encounters: Interactions between Jewish law and state law in liberal democracies

Mareike Riedel

Religious practices polarise. Headscarves, religious slaughter (of livestock for consumption), and minarets have all sparked heated public debates about the limits of the right to religious...

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