Welcome to the official Castan Centre blog!  We welcome your comments (but we reserve the right to remove offensive ones).

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law seeks to promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law.

The centre is named after Ron Castan AM QC (1939-1999), who was a passionate advocate for the recognition and protection of human rights and a distinguished member of the Victorian Bar.

The Castan Centre’s current structure is:

Director: Julie Debeljak (Acting)

Deputy Directors:

Castan Centre Associates:

  • Heli Askola
  • Patrick Emerton
  • Stephen Gray
  • Richard Joyce
  • Colin Campbell
  • Katie O’Bryan
  • Nadirsyah Hosen
  • Jean Allain
  • Caroline Henckels
  • Luke Beck
  • Yee-Fui Ng
  • Amber Tan

Centres Manager:  Alan Shanks

Policy Officer: Karin Frodé

Project Officer:  Andrea Olivares Jones

Administrator:  Janice Hugo

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Blog disclaimer:

The Centre maintains this blog to enable frank open discussion about various human rights topics. We encourage you to comment on blog posts but retain the right to remove or modify offensive or inappropriate comments. The opinions expressed by the bloggers and commenters on this site are their own personal views and not that of the Castan Centre or Monash University.   We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability or validity of any of the information or links supplied by bloggers or commenters and will not be responsible for any losses, injuries, damages libel or litigation arising from use of information in blog posts or comments. The Castan Centre reserves the right to correct minor grammatical errors in blog posts without notice, however correction of significant errors will be noted on the relevant page.