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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

Wonderful news for Ciara

ciara vivaRegarding Rights contributor and former CIGJ Visiting PhD scholar, Ciara O’Connell has successfully defended her doctoral thesis in a viva held at the University of Sussex School of Law, Politics and Sociology on 16th November. We are delighted to congratulate Ciara on this very significant milestone, and to report that she actually found the experience rewarding and empowering!

Ciara’s PhD examined the role of women’s reproductive rights in redressing gender-based harm in the Inter-American human rights system. Read Ciara’s Regarding Rights post, discussing aspects of her doctoral research here, and some of her other academic work here.

Duterte beyond Facebook

Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ is polarising political debate in the Philippines and beyond. Tomorrow (Saturday 3rd December), ANU will host a public deliberative forum designed to transcend the acrimony that Duterte’s policies have spawned on social media. The forum will encourage deeper reflection and respectful discussion about what is at stake. Sponsors include the CIGJ, the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, and ANU’s Filipino Association.

Duterte - Beyond Facebook