Regarding Rights is delighted to announce that another RR contributor, Jayson Lamchek (see his post on ‘The Marwan Affair’), has had his thesis approved. Like Shane Chalmers, whose achievement we featured in our last news and events post, Jayson received glowing reports from his examiners.
Jayson’s thesis is titled Myth-Making and Reality: A Critical Examination of Human Rights-Compliant Counterterrorism in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Examiner Sundhya Pahuja said
This is an excellent thesis. It is highly original, well argued, rigorously researched, theoretically astute and politically courageous.
Another examiner, Antony Anghie provided rare praise for academic writing of any sort, saying that the thesis ‘reads at times like a thriller’!
Both Shane and Jayson were supervised by former CIGJ Fellow, Jeremy Farrall, who is now based in ANU’s Coral Bell School.