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The UN Human Rights Council and Australia

Hosted by Amnesty International (Canberra) and ANU Law Reform and Social Justice

Australia was elected as a member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in 2017. In this seminar, Professor Hilary Charlesworth will talk about the role of the Council in promoting human rights and how Australia has engaged with the work of the Council.


Professor Alison Dundes Renteln is an ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Visiting Fellow on Australian and the World. A Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, with joint appointments in Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy, she teaches Law and Public Policy with an emphasis on comparative and international law.

HDR/ECR Masterclass: Research methods in law, culture and identity

This Masterclass will explore how to undertake ground-breaking research on the complex relationship between culture and law. The rule of law requires that like cases be treated alike. But what does this mean when it comes to cultural differences? How should cultural context be accounted for in law-making and judicial decision-making? When law refuses to consider cultural claims, is it repressive because it forces assimilation? The central normative question is whether the law ought to follow a policy of assimilation or one of accommodation.


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