Regulating Nuclear Capabilities (REGN8024)
Indigenous natural resource management and livelihoods
Jon Altman is the Oceania regional leader on the major international comparative project: Centre pour la conservation et le développement autochtones alternatifs (CCDAA) or Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA) administered by McGill University, Montréal, Québec, under the overall direction of Professor Colin Scott.
Reforming the investment treaty system
This project brings together two sets of work about reforming the investment treaty system. As a web made up of more than 3000 treaties and multiple institutions, the investment treaty system provides an ideal case study for examining the way actors design and manage complex, contested and evolving systems.
The first is a series of blogs and articles written with Dr Taylor St John at the University of St Andrews, Scotland about the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) investor state dispute settlement reform (ISDS) reform process.
Governance for gender inclusion: levelling the field in Australian sport
Despite a surge in the popularity of women’s sport, most women athletes receive substantially lower pay and have less job stability than their male counterparts. Few women occupy coaching and leadership roles, ethnic minority and Indigenous women still face barriers at grassroots and elite levels, and LGBTIQ+ constituencies continue to experience marginalisation within and beyond sport.
ACT economic, social and cultural rights project
The ACT Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ACT ESCR) research project, subtitled ‘Protecting Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the ACT: models, methods and impact’, assessed whether the ACT Human Rights Act 2004 should be amended to include economic, social and cultural rights. It was supported by an ARC Linkage Grant.
Australia’s first bill of rights
The aim of the ACT Human Rights Act research project was to document the impact of Australia’s first Bill of Rights – the ACT Human Rights Act 2004 – over its first five years of operation. It was supported by an ARC Linkage Grant. The complete ACT Human Rights Act project findings can be accessed on the ACT Human Rights Act (ACTHRA) Portal based at the ANU College of Law.
Ten year celebrations
On 1 July 2014, CIGJ celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ACT Human Rights Act by co-hosting a conference with the ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner.
Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation, and ritualism
The research project ‘Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualism’ is funded by an ARC Laureate Fellowship and awarded to Hilary Charlesworth. The project will run until 2015. The aim of Laureate Fellowships is to support research excellence and to develop a new generation of researchers, thus building Australia’s international competitive research capacity.
Responsive rule of law
Since 1990 there has been an exponential increase in the number and type of professionals and organisations involved in law reform efforts in developing, post-conflict and fragile states worldwide. The speed of rule of law ‘industry’ expansion has outstripped its professional capacities. Rule of law assistance providers around the world recognise that they have a serious expertise deficit.
Law and Justice Development Community of Practice
The Law and Justice Development Community of Practice (LJCoP) brings together practitioners engaged in regional and international law and justice initiatives, particularly those funded by Australia. Members are professionals working across government, research institutions, non-governmental organisations and the private sector who design, fund, implement and research projects in the broad field of law and justice development.
How should we modernise document execution in Australia?
Australia is part of an interconnected global economy where the online world is rapidly changing the economic and social landscape. COVID-19 changed the way Australians engage with digital technologies and demonstrated an acceleration in the uptake of digital technologies by Australian businesses and consumers.