Summer research scholarship

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is offering outstanding undergraduate and honours students the opportunity to work on research projects alongside our leading researchers.

Successful scholars will be immersed in a challenging academic environment where they will gain skills and experience designed to improve their research potential.

Full details of the program can be found on the Summer Research Scholarships website.

In 2013/2014 the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is offering students the opportunity to participate in the following research project:

Regulation and Ritualism: Strengthening the International Human Rights System (ARC Laureate Fellowship)

Professor Hilary Charlesworth
Centre for International Governance and Justice, Regulatory Institutions Network

Although the international community has created a complex and sophisticated system of human rights standards, these principles are regularly sidelined or ignored by countries that have accepted them. The project draws on regulatory scholarship to analyse the ways that states respond to human rights principles, focussing particularly on the notion of ritualism. The concept of regulatory ritualism means formal participation in a system of regulation while losing sight of its substantive goals.

Candidates should have a solid background in international human rights law and could pursue a case study of implementation of international human rights principles in an area of interest to them.

Please contact hdrofficer.cap@anu.edu.au for endorsement of your proposal as part of your application process.

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