25th Annual Law and Society Conference of Australia & New Zealand.
'W(h)ither Human Rights?' Proceedings from the 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ).
Edited by Deirdre Howard-Wagner
The 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) was held at the University of Sydney from 10-12 December 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The conference was hosted by the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) and sponsored by the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, in collaboration with the School of Law, University of Western Sydney.
Participants were invited to submit a refereed conference paper on topics that interrogate the post-declaration progress of human rights from a multitude of disciplinary perspectives.
The papers collected here were peer-reviewed to DEEWR standards (two reviewers per paper) by colleagues from around Australia and overseas. The review process for the proceedings was separate from the review process for acceptance of abstracts for the actual conference presentations. Deirdre Howard-Wagner edited and compiled the final versions, and would like to thank Selda Dagistanli for coordinating the review process and all those who gave their time to act as reviewers.
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Papers from these proceedings should be referenced as: (Author(s)-of-paper). 2009. (Title-of-paper). In Deirdre Howard-Wagner (ed), 'W(h)ither Human Rights?' Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ (WEBSITE). Note that there is no overall page numbering system for the proceedings as a whole: page numbering begins at 1 in each paper.
The Poetics and Politics of Past Injuries: Claiming in Reparations Law and in Toni Morrison's novel Beloved Published 2008-12-10Why is there such a discrepancy between legal time and historical time? Or rather, whose historical time is tacitly represented and silently justified in legal representations? Whose interests are served by the law’s ...Conference paper
Different Routes to Relationship Recognition Reform: A Comparative Discussion of South Africa and Australia Published 2008-12-11Relationship recognition has profound implications for the dignity, equality and property rights of disadvantaged groups. The paper will consider the often intertwined interests of women and gay men and lesbians in ...Conference paper
Published 2008-12-11After 30 years a tribunal has finally been established to try those responsible for the mass human rights violations perpetrated against the Cambodian people by the former Khmer Rouge regime. Popularly known as the Khmer ...Conference paper
The Globalisation Paradox and the Implementation of International Human Rights: the Function of Transnational Networks in Combating Human Trafficking in the ASEAN Region Published 2008-12-10In A New World Order, Anne-Marie Slaughter describes the “globalisation paradox” as “the need for global institutions to solve collective problems that can only be addressed on a global scale” juxtaposed with “the infeasibility ...Conference paper
Models of Anti-Discrimination Laws – Does Canada offer any lessons for the reform of Australia’s laws? Published 2008-12-11Looking around the world, there are various models that have been used in the design of antidiscrimination laws. In this paper I compare the model used by Canada, which has a reputation for being a leader in addressing ...Conference paper