The ANU Cybercrime Observatory’s mission is to monitor & identify trends from data collected from the Internet, or through government and industry partners.
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The Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience (CCRR) is designed for professionals who are engaged in governing criminal threats, or who are designing, implementing or enforcing regulatory systems within Australia, Asia or the Pacific, as well as those seeking to enter the field of professional regulation.
The peacebuilding compared project
United Nations, African Union and other peacekeeping has grown. What are the kinds of interventions that create wars and make things worse for people? How can peacebuilding contribute to justice and development? How do war and peace cascade from one hot spot to another? How can peacebuilding be locally responsive and restorative as it transforms structural causes of war?
Local responses missing persons
The International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) currently registers 100,000 people as missing due to conflict; it acknowledges that number is only a fraction of the real total (ICRC 2018). The scale of the problem of the missing, and the damaging, long-lasting impact on families and communities, creates enormous challenges for societies rebuilding after conflict. There is growing evidence that the responses of international, state and nongovernment (NGO) actors have failed to effectively address these challenges.
Improving the impact of state and non-state interventions in overcoming sorcery accusation related violence in PNG
Sorcery accusation related violence is seen as a growing problem in PNG and has attracted domestic and international calls for an effective government response. It is implicated in a range of negative developmental outcomes, including economic disempowerment, poor health, insecurity, persecution, and violence including torture and murder. What’s more, these negative outcomes impact disproportionately upon women and most acutely affect women who lack male protection and are consequently more vulnerable to sorcery accusations.
Heritage and reconciliation
This collaborative ARC Discovery Project led by Cressida Fforde aims to re-conceptualise heritage from a standpoint of reconciliation. In doing so, it will generate new understandings about how heritage and its management can contribute to reconciliation processes. The project will combine Aboriginal, Maori and Western intellectual traditions in order to advance theoretical understandings of heritage and to examine its reconstructive power.
Building democracy and justice after conflict
Through national and international collaboration, Building democracy and justice after conflict sought to develop not only innovative theoretical models to ground international norms about governance and justice after conflict, but also practical proposals to implement them.
The specific aims of the project are to:
Civil society activism and human rights protection in south and south-east Asia
This project is a component of the Supporting the Rules based order in Southeast Asia project that is run by the Department of Political and Social Change at the Australian National University. The project is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The project team for the civil society activism and human rights protection component involves: Professor Bina D’Costa, Dr Lia Kent, Dr Ruji Auethavornpipat, Dr Meabh Cryan, Dr Mathew Davies, Mr Hunter Marston, Dr Maria Tanyag and Dr Than Tun.