Hilary Charlesworth

Profile:  Hilary Charlesworth is a feminist international law scholar. Currently, she is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, and the director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice at the Australian National University. 

Strengthening the rule of law through the United Nations Security Council

These Policy Proposals are the product of a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project on ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council’. The project is a collaboration between the Australian National University’s Centre for International Governance and Justice and the Australian Government’s Australian...
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The good citizen of Australia: human rights and citizenship in the twenty-first century

A number of governments, including Australia’s, have proposed the revocation of citizenship as a means to deter engagement in terrorism. This lecture considers the political and legal context of these proposals and discuss their compatibility with international human rights standards.

No liberation: women and the new wave of democracies

Since the end of the Cold War, much international attention has been devoted to building democracies to replace authoritarian regimes. East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and last year’s Arab Spring are examples of this movement. But women seem to be the consistent losers in the new...

Reconciliation and architectures of commitment

Following a bloody civil war, peace consolidated slowly and sequentially in Bougainville, and there is much to learn from this distinctively indigenous peace architecture. Following a bloody civil war, peace consolidated slowly and sequentially in Bougainville. That sequence was of both a top-down architecture of...