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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

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We’re delighted to announce that Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law, by CIGJ Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow (and Regarding Rights Co-Editor) Emma Larking, will be published by Ashgate next month. Details, along with information on how to order, can be found here, and you can read the introduction here.

CIGJ Visiting PhD Scholarships

One last reminder that applications for Visiting PhD Scholarships to the Centre close on December 1st!


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

CIGJ Artwork copyA reminder to PhD scholars working in the field of human rights that applications for CIGJ’s visiting scholarship program close at the end of this month. The Program funds PhD candidates (other than those enrolled at ANU) to visit the Centre for between one and two months. It is supported by Centre Director Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship ‘Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation, and Ritualism.’ During their visit PhD scholars are encouraged to participate in the Centre’s intellectual life, and to discuss their doctoral projects with researchers in the Centre, RegNet, and the wider ANU community.

Details of the Program and the application process can be found here.


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

International Human Rights Day celebrations…

Hilary Charlesworth

CIGJ Director, Professor Hilary Charlesworth, was one of a panel of eminent speakers hosted by the ACT Human Rights Commission at the National Library last week to mark International Human Rights Day. The event, ‘A human rights century: commitment or continuing resistance?’ was broadcast last night on Radio National, and the Honourable Michael Kirby’s contribution is also available on-line.

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