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Jacqueline ParryCIGJ PhD Scholar Awarded American Society of International Law Grant

CIGJ PhD student, Jacqueline Parry, has been awarded a prestigious Arthur C. Helton Fellowship micro-grant by the American Society of International Law. The Fellowship is named in honour of the renowned refugee scholar, Arthur Helton, who died along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello and 20 others when the UN compound was bombed in Baghdad in 2003.

Jacky was selected from among 50 applicants from all over the world and will use the fellowship to support her fieldwork on refugees and transitional justice in Liberia.

The Decline of Consent in International Law

Marie-Eve Loiselle, CIGJ Research Officer and Centre Co-Ordinator, recently contributed to the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s Interpreter blog. Marie-Eve’s piece, which examines national sovereignty and the consensual nature of treaty obligations, can be read here.

Regarding Rights has a New Home

You may have noticed that we are now located at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/regarding-rights/. Regarding Rights would like to thank Rhianna Gallagher and Eric Pizzani for all their help in ensuring that we made a seamless transition.

The Theatre of Torture

Next week’s post, by Budi Hernawan, will be “He put electric shock on me:” a Glimpse of the Persistent, Widespread Practice of Torture in Papua. Budi, a CIGJ PhD student, will write on what he has termed “the theatre of torture in Papua”; his broader research agenda considers peacebuilding techniques  that might be adequate to the needs of  a tortured society.

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