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PhD Graduate Moya Collett wins APSA Prize for Best Thesis Article - Posted on 17 September 2009

My thesis, "Transversal Communities in West Africa," analyses conflict dynamics in West Africa and assesses the role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a security organisation in its response to armed conflict.

Honours student Daren Fisher awarded intership with Reprieve USA Article - Posted on 17 September 2009 My current research for my Honours thesis is on crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). I am investigating how CPTED theory has been used in New South Wales and how it has been incorporated into legislation and into various professional roles. To explore this a bit further I am looking at how CPTED has and can be used in Martin Place in Sydney's CBD. I applied for the Reprieve Internship because I have always been passionate about social injustice, and it is one of the main reasons why I chose to do Criminology at UNSW. Over the course of my degree I have spent a great deal of time reading about how society deals with crime. While I have always been morally opposed to the death penalty, through studying the effects of the death penalty and the ways that it is imposed I have come to oppose it as a violation of basic human rights. After a close friend of mine from Criminology did a similar internship over the summer of '08/'09 I have been searching for a way that I might personally contribute to this cause and raise the awareness of the issues that surround the death penalty. After she introduced me to Reprieve and their international internship, I immediately knew that this would be a fantastic way for me to contribute myself to such a worthwhile cause. To me the internship will be a way for me to practically apply the skills that I have developed over my degree to assist in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty at the hands of the state. The prospect of leaving my friends and family behind in Australia for the months that I will be over there has been daunting, but the experiences that I will have while I am overseas and the knowledge that I am making a small difference in an important issue certainly makes the decision easier. I have no doubt though that by observing how the death penalty operates in the US that I will learn many invaluable lessons that will help me to become a better criminologist and human being as well. I am looking forward to the challenge and definitely feel very fortunate to have this opportunity
New publication in leading South Asian Studies Journal Article - Posted on 28 July 2009

Contemporary South Asia is the leading journal in South Asian Studies and they approached me to be guest editor for the project in February 2008. Early on the September 2009 issue was chosen so the deadline was always looming.

Human Rights Defender - latest edition Article - Posted on 28 July 2009

The Human Rights Defender is published by the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. The magazine features information and comment on a range of current issues and research in human rights and seeks to provide a platform for the expression of critical thinking and discussion of conceptual developments in human rights.

Singing the same song, to a different tune Article - Posted on 24 July 2009

Speaking out on freedom of speech Article - Posted on 15 July 2009

UNSW academic Katharine Gelber has been recognised for her work on human rights, delivering the prestigious Mitchell Oration at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

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Why the ‘Hands Off’ campaign targeting sexual harassment on public transport misses the mark

A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change, writes Bianca Fileborn.

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