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حقوق بشر استاد حقوق دانشگاه موناش، استرالیا

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CONTACT DETAILS

 

Faculty of Law

MonashUniversity

Clayton VIC 3800

 

Phone:  03-99055514

Fax:      03-99055305

Email : sarah.joseph@monash.edu

 

CITIZENSHIP: Australian and British

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

 

  • Professor of Law, MonashUniversity, 2005 –
  • Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, 2005-

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

 

  • Visiting Fellow, British Institute for International and Comparative Law, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2014-2016
    • Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Feb-July 2013
    • Herbert Smith Visiting Professor, CambridgeUniversity, Sept-Dec 2009
    • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Christ’s College, CambridgeUniversity, Oct-Nov 2007
    • Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, CambridgeUniversity, Feb-July 2006, Oct-Nov 2007
    • Visiting Fellow, University of Minnesota, Human Rights Centre, 2002
    • Visiting Fellow, University of Nottingham, Human Rights Centre, 1998
  • Lecture, Senior Lecturer, Monash University:  1995 – 2004
    • Airey Neave Research Fellow in International Human Rights, University of Nottingham, 1992 - 1994
    • Research Officer for the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales,  1990 - 91

 

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • PhD, ‘The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:  Procedures, Practice, Interpretation and Application’, MonashUniversity, 2003
  • LLM (First Class Honours), CambridgeUniversity, 1992 (Christ’s College)
  • LLB (First Class Honours), University of Sydney, 1989
  • BA, University of Sydney, 1986

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

  • Herbert Smith Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, 2009
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, 1991-1992

RESEARCH

 

Google Scholar Profile at 1/6/19: 1894 citations

 

h-index:           19 (12 since 2014)

i10 index:        24 (14 since 2014)

 

RESEARCH GRANTS, CONTRACTS, DONATIONS

 

  • “Global Negotiations on Refugee Rights”, Monash Networks of Excellence Grant with Maria O’Sullivan, Azadeh Dastyari, and overseas partners, $25,000, 2019.
  • “Closing the Gap on Indigenous Rights Project”, Bardas Foundations, $25,000, 2018-2019
  • Team Leader, Bennelong Foundation and R.E. Ross Trust, “Indigenous Prisoners’ Group of Learning”, 2016-2020, $150,000

 

  • Team Leader, Legal Services Board, “Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria”, AUD $104,638 (plus pro bono pledges of $38,500), in partnership with Colin Biggers and Paisley, Disability Advocacy Victoria and the Department of Education and Training (Victoria), 2017-2018.

 

  • “Death penalty preliminary research”, Department of Foreign Affairs, 2017,  $10,000

 

  • Human Rights Translated update, Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Foundation, 2016-7, $20,000

 

  • Team Leader, Research for Commissioner of Privacy and Data Protection (Victoria), 2016, $11,300

 

  • Team Leader, Accountability Project, Castan Centre, funded by donors and the Attorney-General’s Office, 2011-2013; 2016-2017, $200,000

 

  • Team Leader, Human Rights Video Project, funded by Victorian Law Foundation, Paul Newman’s Own Foundation, Nordia Foundation, and Monash VC, 2013-2016, $78,000 (see haveyougotthatright.com)

 

  • Team Leader, Field to Journal Project, Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Foundation, 2011-2015, $40,000

 

  • Team Leader, ‘Headnotes for UN Treaty Body Cases for Oxford University Press’, (2007-2015), $200,000

 

  • Handbook on International Procedures (OMCT, World Organisation against Torture, Geneva, 2006), co-written with Katie Mitchell, Linda Gyorki, and Carin Benninger-Budel (see below), 2006, $35,000

 

  • ‘The World Trade Organization and Human Rights’, ARC Discovery Grant, First Chief Investigator with Jeff Waincymer and David Kinley, 2005-2007, $240,000.

 

  • Don Chipp Foundation grant, ‘Bills of Rights in an Age of Terror’, First Chief Investigator with Dr Julie Debeljak, Patrick Emerton, and Ibrahim Abraham, 2005, $5000

 

  • ‘The Human Rights Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations’, ARC Linkage Grant, with Professor D. Kinley, M. Davison, and J. Schultz (Monash University), 2002-2004, $224,000 + in-kind contributions (Linkage partners are Premier Oil, Futureye, and Reputation Qest)

 

  •  ‘The United Kingdom’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’, Airey Neave Research Fellowship, with Professor David Harris (University of Nottingham), 1992-1994, ₤ 32,000.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books (authored)

 

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (Thomson Reuters, 2019, 5th ed), co-author with Melissa Castan.

 

Human Rights Translated II: A Business Reference Guide, co-authored with the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and the UN Global Compact, (2017, available at humanrightstranslated.info)

 

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (Thomson Reuters, 2014, 4th ed), 626 pages, co-author with Melissa Castan

 

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases Materials and Commentary (OUP, 3rd ed, 2013), 989 pages, lead author with Melissa Castan

 

Blame it on the WTO:  A Human Rights Critique (OUP, Oxford, 2011), 327 pages (paperback with updated preface published in 2013).

 

Federal Constitutional Law:  A Contemporary View (Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2010), co-author with Melissa Castan

 

Human Rights Translated:  A Business Reference Guide, co-authored with Rachel Chambers (Castan Centre), Lucy Amis (International Business Leaders Forum) and Lene Wendland (UNHCHR) (UN Global Compact, 2008), 164 pages

 

A Handbook on the Individual Complaints Procedures of the UN (OMCT, Geneva, 2006), co-authored with Katie Mitchell, Linda Gyorki, and Carin Benninger-Budel, 514 pages.

 

Federal Constitutional Law:  A Contemporary View (Thompson, Sydney, 2006, 533 + xxxiii pages), co-author with Melissa Castan (Monash University)

 

Corporations and Transnational Human Rights Litigation (Hart, Oxford, 2004), 187 pages + on-line chapter.

 

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:  Cases, Materials, and Commentary (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, 2nd ed, 985 + lx pages), lead author with Jenny Schultz and Melissa Castan (Monash University)).

 

Federal Constitutional Law:  A Contemporary View (LBC, Sydney, 2001, 425 + xxxiii pages), co-author with Melissa Castan (Monash University).

 

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:  Cases, Materials, and Commentary (Oxford University Press [OUP], Oxford, 2000, 745 + xxxvi pages), lead author with Jenny Schultz and Melissa Castan (Monash University).

 

Books (edited)

 

            Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law (Edward Elgar, UK, 2010), co-editor with Dr Adam McBeth

 

            The World Trade Organization and Human Rights:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Edward Elgar, UK, 2009), co-editor with Professor David Kinley and Professor Jeff Waincymer.

 

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law (OUP, Oxford, 1995, 699 pages + xviii pages); co-editor with Professor David Harris (University of Nottingham)

 

Book Chapters

 

‘The Human Rights Responsibilities of Media and Social Media Companies’, in Stephanie Farrior (ed), Human Rights and Non-State Actors (Edward Elgar, 2019, forthcoming), 11095 words

 

‘The Freedom of Artistic Expression”, in Jani McCutcheon and Fiona McGaughey (eds), Art and Law (Edward Elgar, 2019, forthcoming), 8934 words.

 

“Human rights bodies”, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (to be published online, 2019), 13355 words

 

 ‘Sovereign Debt and Civil/Political Rights”, in C. Lumina and I. Bantekas (eds), Sovereign Debt and Human Rights (OUP, 2018), 303-316

 

‘Human Rights and International Economic Law’, in M. Bundenberg, C. Herrmann, M. Krajewski, and J.P. Terhechte (eds), European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016 (Brill, 2016), 461-484

 

‘The Rule of Law’, in Melissa De Zwart, Bernadette Richards and Suzanne Le Mire (eds), Law and Popular Culture (LexisNexis, 2015), 159-173

 

‘Global Media Coverage of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Process”, in Hilary Charlesworth and Emma Larking (eds), Assessing the Universal Periodic Review (CUP, Cambridge, 2014), 147-166

 

‘Trade Law and Investment Law’, in Dinah Shelton (ed), The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (OUP, 2013), 841-870

 

‘Civil and Political Rights’, in Mashood Baderin and Manisuli Ssenyonjo (eds), International Human Rights Law:  Six Decades after the UDHR, (Ashgate, 2010), 89-106.

 

‘Scope of Application’, in Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah and Sandesh Sivakumaran (eds), International Human Rights Law (OUP, 2010), 150-170 (updated with Adam Fletcher in 2013, and with Sam Dipnall in 2017)

 

‘United Nations Treaty Bodies and Labour Rights’, in Colin Fenwick and Tonia Novitz (eds), Human Rights at Work:  Perspectives on Law and Regulation (Hart, Oxford, 2010), 331-358.

 

“Human Rights and the World Trade Organisation:  Not Just a Case of Regime Envy”, in Ramakastiah Jilla (ed), Trade and Human Rights (Amicus Books, Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2010),116-153.

 

‘The United Nations and Human Rights’, Joseph and McBeth (eds, above), co-writer with Joanna Kyriakakis, 1-35.

 

 ‘Democratic Deficit, the Right to Political Participation, and the World Trade Organization’, in Joseph, Kinley, Waincymer (eds, above), 313-343

 

‘Trade and the Right to Health’, in Andrew Clapham and Mary Robinson (eds), Realizing the Right to Health (Swissbook, Geneva, 2009), 361-369

 

‘Liability of Multinational Corporations:  International and Domestic Laws and Procedures’, in Malcolm Langford (ed) Social Economic Rights Jurisprudence:  Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 613-627

 

‘Torture:  The Fallacy of the Ticking Bomb’, in Andrew Lynch and George Williams (eds), Law and Liberty in the War on Terror (Federation Press, 2007), 147-154

 

‘Trade to Live or Live to Trade:  The World Trade Organization, Development, and Poverty’, in M. Baderin and R. McCorquodale (eds), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Action (OUP, 2007), 389-416.

 

‘The Appropriate Role of Corporations in Fostering Development and Combating Poverty’, in C. Raj Kumar and D. K. Srivistata (eds), Human Rights and Development:  Approaches to the Reform of Governance in Asia (LexisNexis, Butterworths, 2006), 189-200

 

‘Political Advertising and the Constitution’, in G. Patmore (ed), The Big Makeover:  A New Australian Constitution - Labor Essays 2002 (Pluto Press, Melbourne, 2001), 48-59.

 

‘An Overview of the Human Rights Accountability of Multinational Enterprises’, in M. Kamminga and S. Zia-Zafiri (eds), The Liability of Corporations in International Law, (Kluwer, the Hague, 2000), 75-93.

 

‘The Right to Life’, in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995), 155-184.

 

‘Rights of Political Participation’, in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law (Clarendon Press, Oxford,1995), 535-562.

 

 ‘Rights of Non-Discrimination’, co-written with Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995), 563-596

 

Journal Articles

 

‘The United Nations Human Rights Council: is the United States right to leave this club?’, 35 American University International Law Review (2019), forthcoming, 18,550 words, co-author with Eleanor Jenkin.

 

‘Extending the Right to Life under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: General Comment 36”, Human Rights Laws Review, 2019, 10580 words (forthcoming, published online in February).

 

‘Is Fox News a Breach of Human Rights: the News Media’s Effective Immunity from the Guiding Principles’, (2016) 1 (2) Business Human Rights Journal, pp 229-253.

 

‘Social Media and the Promotion of International Law’, Proceedings of the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2015), pp 249-254

 

‘Protracted Lawfare: the tale of Chevron Texaco in the Amazon’ (2012) 3 Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 70-91

 

‘Social Media, Political Change and Human Rights’ (2012) 35 Boston College International & Comparative Law Review 145-188

 

‘Free speech, racial intolerance and the right to offend: Bolt before the court’, (2011) 36 Alternative Law Journal 224-229

 

‘Human Rights and the WTO:  Issues for the Pacific’, (2009) 20 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 351-367

 

‘The Howard Government’s Record of Engagement with the International Human Rights System’, (2008) 27 Australian Yearbook of International Law 45-67

 

‘Transnational Corporations and Indigenous Rights’, (2006) 8 Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism 70-82.

 

 ‘Same Words, Different Language:  Corporate Perceptions of Human Rights Responsibilities’, (2005) 11 Australian Journal of Human Rights 95-110 (with appendix (questionnaire for empirical study) at 11-128), co-written with Adam McBeth.

 

‘Australian counter-terrorism legislation and the international human rights framework’, (2004) 27 University of New South Wales Law Journal, 428-453

 

‘Pharmaceutical Corporations and Access to Drugs:  The ‘Fourth Wave’ of Corporate Human Rights Scrutiny’, (2003) 25 Human Rights Quarterly 425-452

 

‘Multinational Corporations and Human Rights:  Questions about their Relationship’, co-written with Professor David Kinley (MonashUniversity), (February, 2002) 27 Alternative Law Journal, pp. 7-11

 

‘Taming the Leviathans:  Multinational Enterprises and Human Rights’, (1999) 46 Netherlands International Law Review, 171-203

 

‘Resolving Conflicting Claims of Territorial Sovereignty and External Self-Determination, Part 1: A Proposed Formula’, (1999) 3 (1) International Journal of Human Rights, 40-61

 

‘Resolving Conflicting Claims of Territorial Sovereignty and External Self-Determination, Part 2’ (1999) 3 (2) International Journal of Human Rights, 49-68

 

‘A Rights Analysis of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’, (1999) 5(1) Journal of International Legal Studies,57-93.

 

‘Kruger v Commonwealth:  Constitutional Rights and the Stolen Generations’, (1998) 24 Monash University Law Review, 486-498.

 

‘Denouement of the Deaths on the Rock:  the Right to Life of Terrorists’, (1996) 14 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 5-22.

 

‘New Procedures Concerning the Human Rights Committee’s Examination of States Reports’,  (1995) 13 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 5-23

 

‘Gay Rights under the ICCPR:  Commentary on Toonen v Australia’, (1994) 13 University of Tasmania Law Review, 392-411.

 

Refereed Case Analyses:

 

‘United National Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases’, (2007) 7 Human Rights Law Review, 567-581

 

‘Committee against Torture:  Recent Jurisprudence’, (2006) 6 Human Rights Law Review, 571-577.

 

‘United Nations Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases’, (2006) 6 Human Rights Law Review, 361-377.

 

‘Rendering Terrorists and the Convention against Torture’, (2005) 5 Human Rights Law Review, 339-346

 

‘Rights to Housing, Discrimination and the Roma in Slovakia’, (2005) 5 Human Rights Law Review, (2005) 5 Human Rights Law Review, 347-349

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases (2005) 5 Human Rights Law Review, 105-116.

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Jurisprudence (2004) 4 Human Rights Law Review, 277-294.

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases’, (2004) 4 Human Rights Law Review, pp 109-124.

 

‘United Nations Treaty Bodies:  Recent Cases’, (2003) 3 Human Rights Law Review, pp 291-300.

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases’, (2003) 3 Human Rights Law Review, 91-103.

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Cases’, (2002) 2 Human Rights Law Review, 287-300.

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  General Comment 29’, (2002) 2 Human Rights Law Review, 81- 98

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Decisions’, (2001) 1 Human Rights Law Review, 305-318

 

‘Human Rights Committee:  Recent Decisions’, (2001) 1 Human Rights Law Review, 83-95

 

Reports (Sole or Primary Author)

 

 

  • ‘Human Rights Audit of ACT Education Legislation’, 55 pages, July 2006

 

  • Submissions to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC, 2000) on:

 

  • Native Title (18 pages)
  • Indigenous People in Custody (4 pages)
  • Mandatory Sentencing Laws in Northern Territory and Western Australia (13 pages)
  • ‘Detention of Unauthorised Arrivals’ (7 pages).

 

Reports (Co-Author)

 

Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria”, co-author with Eleanor Jenkin, Claire Spivakovsky and Marius Smith, June 2018, 115 pages

 

Reports for the Commissioner on Privacy and Data Protection, co-author with Adam Fletcher, 2016 (25 pages)

 

‘Issues Review:  Business and Human Rights’, report by Futureye to the International Council on Mining and Minerals, January 2006, 50 pages

 

‘Human Rights Audit of ACT Health legislation’ (with Marika McAdam, on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law), January 2005, 133 pages.

 

‘International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:  The Human Rights Committee’, UN Fact Sheet 15, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights, co-author of an update, 2004

 

‘Advice to ACT Health on the proposed Human Rights Act’ (with Natalie Bugalski, on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law), 16 July 2003, 19 pages.

 

Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC, 2000) on:

 

  • Heritage Protection’ (8 pages)
  • Indigenous Disadvantage and Self-Determination (14 pages)

 

Edward Elgar Series in Human Rights Law (series editor)

 

  • David Weissbrodt and Mary Rumsey (eds), Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups and Human Rights (2011)
  • Dinah L. Shelton, Human Rights and the Environment (2011, two volumes)
  • Abdullah Saeed, Islam and Human Rights (2012, two volumes)
  • Di Otto, Gender Issues and Human Rights (2013, two volumes)
  • Andrew Clapham, Human Rights and Non-State Actors (2013)
  • Olivier de Schutter, Economic Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights (2013)
  • Martin Scheinin, Terrorism and Human Rights (2013)
  • James Hathaway, Human Rights and Refugee Law (2014, 2 volumes)
  • Barbara Stark, Human Rights and Children (2017)
  • Fausto Pocar, International Human Rights Institutions and Enforcement (2019)

 


Other Written Publications (see also Media below)

 

* note that I have posted numerous other blogs on a variety of human rights topics at castancentre.com since November 2010

 

 ‘The Magna Carta at 800’, 4 Journal of the Judicial College of Victoria (2016), pp 38-44

 

“Charlie Hebdo: the pen must defy the sword”, in John Watson (ed), The Conversation Yearbook 2015: Politics Policy & the Chance of Change (Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2015)

 

“The Racial Discrimination Act: A 1970s Perspective”, in Perspectives on the Racial Discrimination Act (Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, 2015), 32-39

 

 “Arts boycotts: the Controversy over the Nineteenth Biennale of Sydney”, Manifesta 18 (November 2014)

 

“The Fiasco of FIFA”, (2014) Alternative Law Journal, Volume 39, no. 3

 

“UN Human Rights Committee: latest trends under the Optional Protocol”, International Service for Human Rights, 9 October 2013

 

“Social media and human rights”, Castan Centre Newsletter, May 2011

 

 “Social media and human rights”, Law Matters, April 2011

 

 “Social media and human rights”, Human Rights Law Centre Bulletin, April 2011

 

“The dilemma of humanitarian intervention”, E-International Relations, guest blog, 27 March 2011

 

“Humanitarian Intervention in Libya”, Online Opinion, 23 March 2011

 

“The Giffords Shooting: A View from the Antipodes”, Online Opinion 14 January 2011

 

‘Sport and Human Rights: Closer than you think’ (2010) 35 Alternative Law Journal, Vol 4, 235-236.

 

‘A Federal Bill of Rights?’, speech at Community Observance of the Opening of the Legal Year, (2009) published by the International Commission of Jurists (Australia)

 

‘Redlining Free Speech’, Castan Centre Newsletter, May 2006

 

‘Poverty, Development, Business and Human Rights’, Human Rights 2005:  The Year in Review (Castan Centre), 7-16

‘Accountability beyond Borders:  Corporations and Human Rights Litigation’, Futureye Newsletter, June 2003.

 

‘The Human Rights Responsibilities of Corporations:  A Legal Study’, (2003) 2 New Academy Review, 92-94 (co-authored with Professor David Kinley and Adam McBeth).

 

‘Latest Developments:  Self-Determination for East Timor’, (1999) International Law News, No. 40, pp 88-90.

 

‘Australia’s Commitment to East Timor’, (1999) Monash Law News, Issue 6, October 1999.

 

Major Conference Papers and Speeches

 

12 July 2019, “Social Media and hate in Myanmar”, panel discussion at Rights-Con, Tunis, Tunisia

 

6 February 2019, “The Australian Modern Slavery Acts”, Professional Futures Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane.

 

30 August, 2018, “Implementation of CEDAW, CRC and CRPD in Australia”, Human Rights Conference, Da Nang Regional Government Office, Vietnam

 

9 December 2017, “The Death Penalty in Asia: Keynote Address”, The Death Penalty in Asia Pacific: Reassessing the Contemporary Challenges to its Abolition”, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

 

5 July 2017, “Portrayals of Justice in Art”, Art in Law in Art conference, UWA, National Gallery, Perth

 

1 July 2017, “Sport and human rights”, ANZSIL conference, Canberra

 

29 November 2016, “Sport and Human Rights: a Conversation”, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London

 

2 September 2016, ‘The ICCPR at 50’, Plenary Address, AHRI Conference, Utrecht

 

23 August 2016, ‘Sport: its Human Rights Implications’, Michael Whincop Memorial Lecture, Griffith University, Brisbane.

 

24 July 2015, “The Drownings Argument”, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Annual Conference, The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

 

12 July 2015, “Visual Art and Human Rights”, Keynote, Art and Human Rights Summer School, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

15 June 2015, “Magna Carta at 800 years old”, Supreme Court Library, Victoria

 

10 April 2015, “Social Media and International Law”, invited panellist, American Society of International Law, Washington DC

 

19 February 2015, “The Racial Discrimination Act: a 1970s perspective”, Australian Human Rights Commission conference: the RDA at 40, Sydney

 

4 July 2014, “Public Intellectual Panel”, panellist, ANZSIL conference, ANU, Canberra

 

4 July 2014, “Tintin and the right of self determination”, ANZSIL conference, ANU, Canberra

 

6 December 2013, “A Human Rights Reading of the Tintin Adventures”, Law, Literature and the Humanities: Interpellations, ANU, Canberra

 

26 July 2013, “The Free Speech Wars”, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Annual Conference, The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

 

26 April 2013, “Social Media and the International Lawyer”, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge, UK (same talk delivered at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, on 21 June 2013)

 

24 October 2012, “Human Rights, SRI and Fund Management”, AIST Fund Governance Symposium, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne

 

18 November 2011, “Journalism, the Public Interest and Human Rights”, Tomorrow’s Law: Disclosure of Information – balancing public and private interests (Centre for Legal Governance, MacQuarie University), Customs House, Sydney

 

9 October 2011, “The Media and Human Rights”, Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide

 

20 June 2011, Forum on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Monash Alumni Series, BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne.

 

16 December 2009, ‘Overview of Transnational Litigation’, Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Africa First, Cambridge University

 

23 October 2009, ‘The Human Rights Council:  Three Year Report Card”, Lauterpacht Lecture Series, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, CambridgeUniversity.

 

17 July 2009, ‘Human rights events:  Year in Review’, Castan Centre Annual Conference, State Library of Victoria

 

25 June 2009, ‘A Federal Bill of Rights’, District and County Court Judges Conference, Sydney.

 

29 May 2009, ‘Inaugural Human Rights Lecture’, North Queensland Law Association Conference 2009, Townsville.

 

29 April 2008, ‘World Trade Organization and Human Rights’, Strategies for the Future:  Protecting Human Rights in the Pacific, Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Apia, Samoa

 

4 July 2007, ‘Torture and Terrorism’, Law and Liberty in the War on Terror, Gilbert & Tobin Centre, UNSW

 

21 June 2007, ‘Democratic Deficit and the World Trade Organisation’, The World Trade Organisation and Human Rights:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Monash Prato.

 

29 September 2006, ‘The World Trade Organisation and Human Rights’, Southern Currents Conference (Australia and New Zealand Law Librarians), University of Melbourne.

 

2 August 2006, ‘Trade to Live or Live to Trade:  the World Trade Organization and Human Rights’, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, MonashUniversity Law Chambers

 

25 May 2006, ‘Labour Rights and the UN human rights treaty bodies’, Legal Protection of Workers’ Human Rights:  Regulatory Changes and Challenges, Oñati Conference Centre, Oñati, Spain

 

5 May 2006, ‘Multinational Corporations and Human Rights’, Lauterpacht Lecture Series, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University

 

2 December 2005, ‘Development, Poverty, Business, and Human Rights’, Castan Centre Conference:  Human Rights Year in Review, Southbank, Melbourne

 

9 May 2005, ‘Multinational Corporations, Development, and Human Rights’, International Conference on Human Rights and Development:  Approaches to Reform of Governance in Asia, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

1 December 2004, ‘The Globalisation of Human Rights Laws:  Implications for Multinational Corporate Actors’, Conference:  Bhopal 20 years on:  Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Violations Today, University of Sydney, Sydney

 

1 July 2004, ‘Freedom of Expression’, Australia’s First Bill of Rights:  A Forum on the National Implications of the ACT Human Rights Act 2004, Canberra

 

19 June 2004, ‘The Battle for the Alien Tort Claims Act:  Sosa v Alvarez-Machain in the US Supreme Court’, Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Annual Conference, Canberra

 

4 November 2003, ‘Human Rights Litigation against Companies’, Inaugural Pavilion Lecture, Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS), University of Zurich, Zurich

 

10 December 2001, ‘The 'Third Wave' of Corporate Human Rights Accountability: Pharmaceuticals and Human Rights’, Castan Centre Conference:  Human Rights and Global Challenges’, Melbourne.

 

15 June 2001, ‘Political Advertising and the Constitution, ‘Marking the Constitutional Centenary:  An Agenda for Reform’, Australian Fabian Society, University of Melbourne

7 September 2000, ‘Human Rights Accountability and Multinational Corporations’, Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA):  Development Challenges in the Global Economy, Melbourne

 

29 June 2000:  ‘Federalism and International Human Rights’, Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Annual Conference, Canberra

 

29 April, 1999:  ‘Multinational Enterprises and Human Rights’, Colloquium on Corporate Responsibility in International Law,Erasmus University, Rotterdam

 

20 June 1998, ‘Human Rights Obligations and Multinational Corporations’, Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Annual Conference, Canberra

 

17 February 1998:  ‘Human Rights’, at Conference on Activism, Advocacy and Disability Rights in the Year 2000, Melbourne

 

12 November 1997:  ‘International Human Rights and Disability Discrimination’, Conference on Disability and Cultural Diversity, Melbourne

 

Academic Seminars

 

25 June 2018, “Social media, business and human rights:, City University of Hong Kong.

 

15 May 2018, “Open Casket”, Invited Participant, Art and International Law Workshop, Melbourne Law School

 

30 March-2 April 2017, “Colloquium on Freedom of Movement of Refugees”, Invited participant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

12 December 2016, “Sport and Human Rights”, Graduate Institute, Geneva

 

17 November 2016, ‘A business and human rights treaty: a conversation with Professor Surya Deva’, Network on Business, Conflict and Human Rights, Geneva

 

27 October 2016, ‘Free speech: a re-examination’, LSE, Staff seminar (same seminar delivered at QUB, Belfast, on 8 December 2016)

 

26 October 2016, ‘Sport and human rights’, University of Nottingham, LLM/Staff seminar

 

8 August 2016, ‘Media, Corporate Responsibility and Free Speech’, UNSW Staff Seminar; repeated at Queen Mary Law School on 1 November 2016

 

17 February 2016, Commentator on Stephen Hopgood’s The Endtimes of Human Rights, Annual Conference of Australian Human Rights Teachers, UNSW, Sydney.

 

18 February 2015, Presentation on haveyougotthatright.com, the video program of the Castan Centre”, Annual Conference of Australian Human Rights Teachers, ANU, Canberra

 

9 July 2014, Commentator at Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum on Dr Daniel Joyce’s paper, ‘Internet Freedom and Human Rights, University of Melbourne

 

28 March 2014, “Australia’s Freedom Debate”, University of Tasmania

 

9 October 2013, “Social media and Human Rights”, University of Nottingham.

 

24 June 2013, “Protracted Lawfare: Chevron v Ecuador”, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

 

10 May, 2013, “Tintin Politics and Human Rights”, Louvain-La-Neuve Faculty of Law, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, repeated at Free University of Brussels, 10 October 2013

 

4 April 2013, “How to use social media in academia”, Vrije Universiteit Research Day, Amsterdam

 

26 October 2011, “Twitter Revolutions”, Melbourne University Law School

 

5 April 2011, ‘Tweeting the revolution:  social media and human rights’, Castan Centre/Human Rights Law Review Seminar, Monash University Law Chambers

 

28 October 2009, ‘Human Rights Council:  Three Year Report’, Interights, London; same presentation delivered at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (19 November), and University of Nottingham (26 November).

 

6 August 2009, ‘Israel, the Occupied Territories and Human Rights’, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, MonashUniversity

 

4 November 2008, ‘Human Rights and Investment Arbitration’, Kirby Lecture Series, University of New England Faculty of Law, Armidale, NSW.

 

22 April 2008, ‘Castan Centre trip to Israel’, Monash Law Faculty Research Seminar, (with Melissa Castan)

 

31 October 2007, ‘The WTO and Human Rights:  not just a case of Regime Envy’, University of Leicester, Faculty of Law

 

26 October 2007, ‘Democratic Deficit and the WTO’, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University (Visiting Fellow seminar), same seminar delivered at London School of Economics on 8 November; University College London on 12 November, and the World Trade Institute (Berne) on 19 November.

 

28 March 2006, ‘The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:  40 Years On’, University of the West of England, Bristol; same paper delivered at BrunelUniversity, London (4 May 2006)

 

22 March 2006, ‘Trade to Live or Live to Trade:  the WTO and Human Rights’, University of Lancaster; same paper delivered at Queen’s University Belfast (25 April 2006)

 

6 March 2006, ‘Multinational Corporations and Human Rights’, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; same seminar delivered at University of Nottingham (16 March 2006)

 

27 September 2005, ‘Multinational Corporations and Human Rights’, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC

 

15 July 2005, Commentator on Leslie Zines’ ‘The Scope of Inherent Executive Power’, Roundtable on Inherent Executive Power, University of Melbourne

 

24 November 2004, ‘Multinational Corporations and Human Rights’, MonashUniversity, Faculty of Law, Melbourne

 

6 May 2003, ‘Transnational Human Rights Litigation against Corporations’, University of Tasmania, Law Faculty, Hobart.

 

12 September 2002, ‘Access to Pharmaceuticals and Human Rights’, staff seminar at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  The same seminar was delivered at the University of Western Ontario (18 September 2002); Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (23 September 2002); Case Western University Law School, Cleveland (4 November 2002); Windsor Law School, Windsor (11 November 2002), Urban Morgan Institute for Human Right, University of Cincinnati (18 November 2002).

 

13 October 1998, ‘Transnational Corporations and Human Rights’, Queen’s University Belfast.  The same seminar was delivered at the University of Leicester, 21 October 1998, and at the University of Nottingham, 9 November 1998.

 

Conferences/Seminars Organised (excluding annual Castan Centre conferences)

 

‘Human Rights Teachers’ Conference”, Monash Law Chambers, 14 February 2017

 

‘The World Trade Organisation and Human Rights:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives’, Monash Prato Centre, 21-22 June 2007

 

‘Bills of Rights in an Age of Terror’, Castan Centre symposium funded by the Don Chipp Foundation, 25 August 2006

 

‘The WTO, Sovereignty, Democracy, and Participation’, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University, 11 May 2006

 


PHD SUPERVISIONS

 

Completions

 

Hiruy Wubie, “Striking The Balance: A Human Rights Analysis Of Ethiopia's Anti-Terrorism Law and Practice”, 2014-2018

 

Mark Morley, “On God and the Prophet: Human Rights and the Christian Experience of Post-Independence Pakistan”, (SJD) (2010-2018)

 

Adam Fletcher, “Legislative Scrutiny as a means of protecting human rights”, (2013-2017)

 

Caroline Aebersold, “Investment treaties and human rights”, (2010-2017) (SJD)

 

Athena Nguyen, “UN responsibility for gender based harms” (2012-2014) (SJD)

 

Marika McAdam, ‘Freedom from Religion:   a necessary corollary to Freedom of Religion’ (2008-2013)

 

Ekram Haque, ‘Constitutional Protection of Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Bangladesh’, (2008-11)

 

Ronli Sifris, ‘Abortion and Forced Sterilisation: Breaches of Freedom from Torture?”, (2010-11)

 

N. Bieske, ‘Culture and Punishment:  A Case Study’ (2002-2010)

 

Adam McBeth, ‘The Human Rights Responsibilities of Global Economic Actors’ (2001-2007)

 

Natalie Bugalski, ‘Shelter from the storm: correcting the distortions of economic globalisation through human rights justice systems’ (2004-2007)

 

Current Students

 

Lea Domingo-Cabarrubias, “Human Rights, Gender, and Development – A Rights-Based Approach to Examining the Asian Development Bank’s Development Interventions in the Philippines and Indonesia, 2019-

 

Billy Tai, “Human Rights in non-UN Recognised States”, 2018-

 

Jeremy Bracka, “A Truth Commission in Israel/Palestine”, 2013- (submission anticipated in July 2019)


TEACHING

 

Please note, in terms of curriculum development, that I created all of these subjects, apart from Constitutional Law in the Monash degrees, and Constitutional Law at the University of Nottingham. This includes all of the subjects taught at other institutions, though I only created half of the “UN and human rights” subject in Washington DC, as that was co-taught.

 

With regard to Constitutional Law at Monash, I have contributed to the ongoing development of that subject since 1995.

 

Monash University Undergraduate Law degree:  International Human Rights Law (1995, 1998-2001, 2004-2006, 2010, 2012, 2015-2019), Constitutional Law (1995-2005, 2008, 2011, 2013-2015, 2018-2019), Advanced Professional Practice (Human Rights) (2004, 2008), International Law of Armed Conflict (2012, 2014), International Humanitarian Law (2019)

 

Monash University Postgraduate Law degree:  Current Issues in International Human Rights Law (1996-7, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007) (renamed as Overview of International Human Rights Law) (2008, 2009, 2010), International Humanitarian Law (2000), Human Rights Litigation (2001, 2003, 2005), Human Rights in the Global Economy (2004, 2008, 2012)), Terrorism and Human Rights (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2011, 2014), Constitutional Law (JD) (2004, 2010, 2015, 2018)

 

Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland: “Human Rights and the Media”, to be taught in November 2019 (Masters in International Law)

 

Adjunct Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands: “International Human Rights Law”, May 2014 (LLM class)

 

Visiting Lecturer, American University, Washington DC, ‘Human Rights in Asia’, June 2006; ‘UN and human rights’, June 2010, June 2013, June 2014 (each course was part of the institution’s Human Rights Summer School)

 

Visiting Lecturer, University of Auckland:  International Human Rights Law, May 2002, August 2008 (LLM class)

 

Visiting Lecturer, Academy of International Trade Law, Macau:  Investment Treaties and Human Rights (July, 2008)

 

Thomas Cooley School of Law, Michigan:  International Human Rights Law, 2000, 2001, 2003 (as part of a Thomas Cooley summer school taught at Monash University)

 

University of Nottingham: Constitutional Law (UK), tutoring, 1993-1994.

 

 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

 

Castan Centre Management Activities

 

  • Director, 2005 -
  • Founding Associate Director, 2000-2004

 

My duties include:

 

  • Leading Centre projects and programmes (research and non-research)
  • Managing and appointing Castan Centre staff
  • Managing Castan Centre budget
  • Organising events (eg annual conference, public lectures, workshops bi-annual fundraising dinner)
  • Establishing and maintaining Centre networks
  • Establishing and maintaining donor relationships

 

Monash University and Faculty Committees

 

  • Research Committee and many associated sub-committees (2004-present)
  • Acting Associate Dean Research for the purposes of Professorial Promotions Applications (2016)
  • Working Party on Revision of the Honours Program (2015)
  • Appellate Body, Exclusions Committee (2015)
  • Associate Professor Promotions Committee (2005-6, 2008-2009, 2013)
  • Senior Lecturer Promotions Committee (2013-2015)
  • Associate Professor Appointments Committee (2005-6)
  • Graduate Studies Committee (2003-4)
  • Advisory Board for Postgraduate units in International and Comparative Law, and Human Rights (2007-2012)
  • Outside Studies Program Committee (2002, 2008, 2009, 2017-2018)
  • University Academic Board (2003-5)
  • Staff Appointments Committee (2004)
  • Academic Progress Committees (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2001 (chair))
  •  Exclusions Committee (2000)
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee (1996, 2000-1)
  • Law School Liaison Committee (Chair in first semester 1998)
  • Library Committee (1995).


COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT

 

Professional Service and Awards

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Human Rights, Mofid University, Qom, Iran, 2019 -
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission for its Religious Exemptions in Anti-Discrimination Law Committee, 2019
  • Member, board of advisors, Centre for Human Rights Studies, Jindal Global University, India, 2019-
  • Member, Consultative Committee on Combating the Death Penalty, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2019-
  • Member,  Attorney-General’s Department Countering Violent Extremism Research Services Panel, 2017-
  • Member, Working Group of the Law Council of Australia on Business and Human Rights, 2015-
  • Assessor, Australian Research Council, ERA Exercise 2015
  • Member, Editorial Board, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 2015-
  • Member, Founding Editorial Board, Business Human Rights Journal, 2014-
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 2014-
  • SACS Consulting Leadership Award Recipient ($7500), 2014
  • Member, Chief Commissioner's Human Rights Strategic Advisory Committee (Victoria Police), 2014-
  • Member, Advisory Board, University of Diego Portales, Chile, Introductory Human Rights MOOC course, 2014-
  • Member, Advisory Board, Edward Elgar Monographs in Human Rights, 2012-
  • Member, Board of Advisers, CCPR Centre, Geneva, 2009-
  • Member, Advisory Board, International Human Rights Law Review (Brill), 2012-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar), 2010 –
  • Member, Editorial Board, Human Rights Law Review (OUP), 2005-
  • Award Winner, Future Summit Leadership Awards, Melbourne, 2010
  • Participant, Australia 2020 summit, Parliament House, Canberra, April 19-20 2008
  • Honorary member, Monash Golden Key Society, 2009-
  • Judge, Final of the Jessup Moot Competition (Australia), February 2007.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, AmericanUniversity, 2006-
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Jindal Law School, India, 2005-.
  • Member, Panel of Experts, Advice on Implementation of the ACT Bill of Rights, 2003-2005
  • Member, Victorian IHL (International Humanitarian Law) Advisory Committee, Australian Red Cross, 1996 – 2002

 

Human Rights Training Consultancies

 

  • Organiser of tender and presenter, Capacity Building for Vietnam National University, Coffey International, $489,685, 2018-2019 (two successive contracts)
  • Presenter, DFAT human rights training for inhouse lawyers, May 2018
  • Organiser and/or Presenter on Castan Centre DFAT human rights training, 1999-2001 (as part of a team from ANU), 2002-2011, 2014-2015, 2017-2019, Canberra
  • Presenter on Civil and Political Rights, University of Nottingham Human Rights Centre, Kuala Lumpur, February, 2012 and February, 2014
  • Presenter on Corporations and Human Rights, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Indonesia Program, Yogyakarta, May 6-8, 2008
  • Trainer and Organiser of Contract, Judicial College of Victoria, Training under the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, $30,000, 2007
  • Team Leader and Organiser of Successful Tender, Equal Opportunity Commission (Victoria), Training under the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, $40,000, 2006-7
  • Organiser of tender (did not train as was on OSP), Hassall and Associates International (contractor for AusAID), Indonesia Australia Specialised Training Project [IASTP III], 12 week human rights training workshop for Indonesian participants, $127,000
  • Team Leader and Organiser of Programme, RAFI (Rehabilitation Assistance Facility:  Iraq), human rights course for members of the Iraqi Ministry for Human Rights, September-October 2004, $24,000
  • Co-Team Leader and Co-organiser of Tender, IASTPIII (Indonesia Australia Specialized Training Programme), human rights course for Indonesian civil servants (Castan Centre), October-December 2004, $123,000
  • Trainer, IASTP III, human rights workshop in Indonesia (Jakarta),(SAGRIC), 26-30 July 2004
  • Trainer, IASTPII, human rights courses for Indonesian Civil Servants (Castan Centre), April - July 2001; April – June 2002
  • Co-trainer and co-coordinator of human rights workshops in Burma (Castan Centre), June and October 2000; June 2001; July 2002

 

Gratis Training

  • 6 November 2007, World Organisation against Torture (OMCT), session in its Complaints Workshop, Geneva
  • 26 October 2000, ‘Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law:  Towards an International Criminal Court’, for Red Cross (Victoria) as part of its ‘Train the Instructors’ course (repeated 22 March and 13 September 2001).

International Submissions (including only those where I wrote the submission, not the many that I have overseen as Director of the Castan Centre)

 

  • November 2012, Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law on the Right of Peaceful Protests

 

  • January 2011, Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on behalf of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law on The Draft Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, with A. McBeth

 

  • January 2011, Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on behalf the Castan Centre on the Human Rights Committee’s Draft General Comment 34 on Freedom of Expression

 

  • March 2005, Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations on behalf of the Castan Centre, ‘Inquiry Into The Revised Draft Guidelines On An Expanded Core Document And Treaty-Specific Targeted Reports And Harmonized Guidelines On Reporting Under The International Human Rights Treaties’, with J. Kyriakakis

 

  • September, 2004:  Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, on ‘The UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights’, with D. Kinley and R. Chambers.

 

Submissions and Contributions to Governmental Inquiries in Australia (including only those where I wrote the submission, not the many that I have overseen as Director of the Castan Centre)

 

  • Evidence given to the Joint Parliamentary Human Rights Committee on s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Hobart, 30 January 2017

 

  • Submission to the Joint Parliamentary Human Rights Committee on s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), 16 December 2016

 

  • Submission to Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, Queensland Parliament on the Human Rights Enquiry, April 2016 (with Adam Fletcher)

 

  • Submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission on Traditional Rights and Freedoms, February and September 2015 (with Adam Fletcher)
  • Submission to the 2015 review of the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, June 205 (with Marius Smith)

 

  • Submission to House of Representatives Standing Committee, Environment Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations, May 2015 (with Melissa Castan)
  • Submission on the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, July 2014

 

  • Evidence given to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Offshore Processing, December 2012 (with Susan Kneebone and Tania Penovic)

 

  • Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill Exposure Draft, December 2012 (with Adam Fletcher)

 

  • Submission to the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, August 2012 (with Susan Kneebone, Maria O’Sullivan, Tania Penovic and Adiva Sifris)

 

  • Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry, November 2011

 

  • Evidence given to the Federal Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, 11 November 2011 (with Adam Fletcher) on the Deterring People Smugglers Bill 2011

 

  • Submission to the National Human Rights Action Plan on the Government’s Draft Baseline Study, with Adam Fletcher, August 2011

 

  • Submission to the ACT government on the inclusion of Economic Social and Cultural Rights in the ACT Human Rights Act, with Adam Fletcher and Julie Debeljak, August 2011

 

  • Submission to the SARC Committee on the Review of the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities 2006 (Vic) with Erica Contini and Marius Smith, June 2011

 

  • Submission to Commonwealth Parliament on the Amendments to the Character Test, with Azadeh Dastyari, May 2011

 

  • Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department on Australia’s response to the recommendations received in its Universal Periodic Review, March 2011

 

  • Submission to the Commonwealth Parliament on the Australian Capital Territory (Self Government) Amendment Bill, March 2011
  • Submission to the Tasmanian Parliament on a Charter of Rights for Tasmania, prepared with Erica Contini, November 2010

 

  • Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Inquiry into the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, prepared with Dr Adam McBeth and Erica Contini, July 2010

 

  • Submission to the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee, Inquiry into the future direction and role of the Scrutiny of Bills Committee

 

  • Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation, ‘A Federal Human Rights Mechanism’, main author of the Castan Centre’s submission, June 2009

 

  • Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, ‘A Human Rights Mechanism for the Asia Pacific’, with Erica Contini and Adam McBeth, November 2008

 

  • Submission to the Australian Government, Attorney-General's Department, Human Rights Unit on the 'Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - National Interest Analysis', with Alex Pung, June 2008

 

  • Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Review of the Listing Provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1995, with Ena Hadzanovic, Feb 2007

 

  • Submission on the Extradition Bill, with Erica Contini and Rowena Cantley-Smith, March 2006

 

  • Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Commission on the Anti-Terrorism Bill (no 2) 2005, with I. Ibrahim, 11 November 2005

 

  • ‘Public Roundtable Hearing:  Reform of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights’, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade:  Human Rights Sub-Committee, invited participant, 12 August 2005

 

  • ‘Submission to the Human Rights Consultation Committee on a Bill of Rights for Victoria’, with I. Abraham, August 2005

 

  • Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD on ‘Review of Division 3 Part III of the ASIO Act 1979 - Questioning and Detention Powers’, with M. Smith, 31 March 2005

 

  • Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Inquiry into the General Agreement on Trade in Services and the Australia/United States Free Trade Agreement, with D. Kinley and A. McBeth, March 2003

 

  • Evidence given before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD regarding the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002, 2 May 2002

 

  • Evidence given before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee regarding the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill  [No. 2] 2002, 18 April 2002

 

  • Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD regarding the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002, with A. McCasland-Pexton, 9 April 2002

 

  • Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Inquiry into Ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, with G. Crafti, J. Debeljak and D. Kinley, 15 February 2002

 

  • Submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Corporate Code of Conduct Bill 2000 (submission later defended in oral testimony), 8 December 2000

 

Media

 

Also numerous interviews with media outlets including ABC radio (national and regional), Fairfax, The Australian, SBS radio, Insight (SBS) and the 7:30 report (ABC), and some international media

 

  • 31 January 2019, “Hakeem Al-Araibi’s case is a test of world soccer’s human rights credentials. Here’s why”, The Conversation

 

  • 20 June 2018, “As the US leaves the UN Human Rights Council, it may leave more damage in its wake”, The Conversation

 

  • 1 June 2018, “Roseanne’s Implosion: when art, freedom of speech and social media collide”, The Conversation

 

  • 3 April 2018, “Why the Business Model of Social Media Giants like Facebook is Incompatible with Human Rights”, The Conversation (reprinted by ABC, New Zealand Herald, Eyewitness News (South Africa), The Independent (UK), and Business Standard (India))

 

  • 2 June 2016, ‘Academic Freedom and the Suspension of Roz Ward’, The Conversation

 

  • 31 March 2016, ‘Tony Abbott’s contempt for international human rights law’, The Conversation

 

  • 22 February, 2016, “Australia found to have breached the human rights of David Hicks”, The Conversation

 

  • 12 November 2015, “On the ground at Australia’s Universal Periodic Review”, The Conversation

  • 30 September 2015, “Australia’s Bid for the Human Rights Council”, The Conversation

  • 14 August 2015, “A constitutional referendum: a Hail Mary for those opposed to same sex marriage”, The Conversation

 

  • 24 July 2015, “Operation Sovereign Borders, offshore detention and the “drownings argument”, The Conversation

 

  • 19 January 2015, “Ticking down to a possible date with executioners”, The Conversation

 

  • 9 January 2015, “Charlie Hebdo: the pen must defy the sword, Islamic or not”, The Conversation

 

  • 8 April 2014, “Freedom: the Government’s Inconsistent Approach”, The Age

 

  • 22 March, 2014, “The Biennale Boycott Blues”, The Conversation

 

  • 20 December 2013, “The NSW Political Donations Case: the Implied Freedom of Political Communication strikes again (after 21 years)”, The Conversation

 

  • 19 December 2013, “Tim Wilson and the Balancing Act of Human Rights”, The Drum.

 

  • 26 November 2013, “Spies know more about us – but we know more about them”, The Conversation

 

  • 19 November 2013, “Our Prime Minister’s Sri Lanka Performance – a Human Rights Disaster”, The Conversation

 

  • 18 November 2013, “The High Court – coming to a Centre Stage near you”, The Conversation

 

  • 14 August 2013, “Public servants and free speech’, The Conversation

 

  • 25 July 2013, “The PNG Solution – Cruel to be … Cruel”, The Conversation,

 

  • 15 January 2013, “The Whitehaven hoax: ratbag act or legitimate protest?”, The Conversation

 

  • 10 January 2013, “The Media is offended by the new anti-discrimination bill”, The Conversation

 

  • 14 November 2012, “Children’s rights versus freedom of religion: the sanctity of the confessional seal”, The Conversation

 

  • 4 October 2012, “In defence of Alan Jones”, The Conversation

 

  • 26 September 2012, “The globalisation of free speech: driving a race to the bottom?”, The Conversation

 

  • 17 September 2012, “The responsibilities of social media companies over free speech”, The Conversation

 

  • 13 September 2012, “Hate speech or offensive speech: the human rights and wrongs of “Innocence of Muslims”, The Conversation

 

  • 3 September 2012, “Are we really staying in Afghanistan to preserve our reputation?”, The Conversation

 

  • 16 August 2012, “Britain bungles Assange asylum bid”, The Conversation

 

  • 6 August 2012, “Same sex marriage is a pending constitutional battlefield”, The Conversation

 

  • 31 July 2012, “Pussy Riot: a new chapter in Art versus Power”, The Conversation

 

  • 25 July 2012, “So who is Julian Assange’s new lawyer, Balthazar Garzón?”, The Conversation

 

  • 24 July 2012, “Human rights and the Olympics: Games of freedom or oppression?”, The Conversation

 

  • 18 July 2012, “It’s time for accountability on Iraq”, The Conversation

 

  • 27 June 2012, “Media regulation debate clouded by appeals to simplistic notions of free speech”, The Conversation

 

  • 21 June 2012, “Julian Assange’s surprising bid to escape to Ecuador”, The Conversation

 

  • 18 June 2012, “System of ASIO security assessments for refugees challenged in court and in Parliament”, The Conversation

 

  • 11 June 2012, “Reflections on Mabo, the case and the movie”, The Conversation

 

  • 25 May 2012, “The Eurovision Human Rights Conundrum”, The Conversation

 

  • 15 March 2012, “Victoria’s Human Rights Charter: Future still unclear, The Drum

 

  • 26 December 2011, “Tintin, human rights and politics”, The Conversation (longer version printed at Online Opinion, 5 January 2012

 

  • 27 October, “#Occupy movement: different aims, but united by the importance of civil protest”, The Conversation

 

  • 3 September 2011, “If no news is good news, what are we to make of 2011?”, The Punch Online

 

  • 12 November 2010, “Abbott out of step on elected judges”, National Times.

 

  • 22 April 2010, “Stance on human rights has everything – except a Charter”, The Age

 

  • 18 May 2005, ‘Defending the Indefensible:  Torture is Inhuman, Illegal and Futile’, with Marius Smith, Opinion piece, The Age.

 

  • ‘The Suits and the Activists aren’t Worlds Apart’, 7 September 2000, The Age, opinion piece (co-author with Professor David Kinley (Monash University))

 

Community Presentations

 

  • 25 August 2017, “Counter-terrorism measures and the Right to Life”, Victoria Police, Melbourne

 

  • 18 May 2017, “Repatriation of Indigenous Remains: the artwork of Christian Thompson”, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

 

  • 29 October 2015, Panellist on discussion of Australia’s Universal Periodic Review, Castan Centre, Monash Law Chambers

 

  • 22 October 2015, “The Human Rights Council and Universal Periodic Review”, Parliamentary Friends of the UN, Breakfast speech, Parliament House, Canberra

 

  • 21 September 2015, “The UN and human rights”, UNAA panel, MacQuarie University, Sydney

 

  • 4 August 2015, “Counter-terrorism, Policing and Human Rights”, Victoria Police (same talk delivered to Victoria Police on 30 October 2015)

 

  • 26 February 2015, “The Death Penalty, Chan and Sukumaran”, Victorian Parliament Amnesty Group

 

  • 9 April 2014, “On Australia’s Freedom Debate”, Castan Centre Freedom Forum, Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne

 

  • 17 March 2014, “Freedom of speech in Australia”, EDO CPD Seminar, DLA Piper

 

  • 8 September 2011, Speaker, “Keeping your privates’ private: Social media, workplace surveillance and you”, LIV Young Lawyers’ Law Reform Committee

 

  • 21 May 2010, “Human Rights Developments Across Australia” , LIV CPD Human Rights Conference, Melbourne

 

  • 12 November 2009, ‘Corporations and human rights’, Breakfast seminar, Herbert Smith law firm, London

 

  • 16 May 2009, ‘Human rights and Digital Story-telling’, Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

 

  • 22 April 2009, Keynote Speaker, Induction of new members of the Monash Golden Key Society

 

  • 2 February 2009, Speaker, Community Observance of the Opening of the Legal Year, Parliament House, Melbourne

 

  • 15 May, 2008, ‘Human Rights:  the Corporate Responsibility Challenge’, Futureye special event, Sandridge Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

 

  • 4 November 2005, ‘Throwing out the Rulebook:  Australia, its Allies and International Law’, Australian Green Party, Melbourne

 

  • 8 September 2005, Constitutional Rights, presentation at ‘Advocacy, Democracy and Protecting Human Rights:  An Australian Context’, Swinburne University of Technology Community Seminar, HawthornTown Hall

 

  • 21 April 2005, ‘The UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights’, Amnesty International Lawyer’s Group, Slater & Gordon.

 

  • 17 March 2005, ‘Federalism:  Commonwealth/State Relations’, Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers, Iwaki, Southbank

 

  • 11 February 2005, ‘Human Rights Litigation and Corporations’, Blake Dawson Waldron, Melbourne.

 

  • 8 September 2004, ‘US Alien Tort Claims Act:  Legal Accountability for Human Rights Abuses’, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne

 

  • 4 September 2004, ‘Humanitarian Intervention’, DeakinUniversity, United Nations Association of Australia Mock UN Conference

 

  • 28 April 2004, ‘Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation:  Compliance with the Constitution and International Human Rights Law’, Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Human Rights Law Group, Melbourne.

 

  • 19 May 2003, ‘Transnational Human Rights Litigation against Corporations’, Futureye (corporate consultants), Futureye seminar, Melbourne

 

  • 5 March 2003, ‘Corporations and Human Rights’, DFAT/NGO Human Rights Consultations, Parliament House, Canberra.

 

  • 7 June 2002, ‘The International Criminal Court’, Australian Green Party, Melbourne.

 

  • 5 June 2002, ‘Multinational Corporations and International Human Rights Law’, Amnesty Corporate Responsibility Group.

 

  • 3 April 2002, ‘Australia’s obligations to asylum-seekers under international human rights law’, Amnesty International Inner South Group.

 

  • 19 August 2001, ‘International Human Rights Law:  Australia’s Response’, Amnesty International Ivanhoe Group

 

  • 7 June 2001, Participant in Debate on ‘The WTO should play a more active role in regulating human rights in the new global economy’, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne.

 

  • 21 September 1999, ‘International Human Rights Law’, Amnesty, Candle Week activities, MonashUniversity.

 

  • 26 March 1998, ‘Legal Rights of Transsexuals’, Monash University Transgender Forum, Melbourne.

 

  • 13 March 1998: ‘International and Domestic Human Rights Law - A Simple, Practical, Whirlwind Guide for Agencies Advocating for the Disadvantaged’, Catholic Commission of Justice, Development and Peace, Melbourne.

 

  • 22 September 1995:  ‘Australia’s Human Rights Obligations’, Federation of Community Legal Centres, Melbourne.

 

  • 3 August 1995: ‘Woman and Human Rights’, Monash University Amnesty Club, MonashUniversity.