The Faculty of Law and Business has a thriving and highly regarded research community. Research within the Faculty focuses on substantive themes closely aligned with the mission of ACU. Our commitment to social justice, public service, human dignity, and ethical practice is reflected in our research into some of the most challenging and important societal issues confronting today’s scholars, practitioners and policy-makers.
The Thomas More Law School hosts three Research Clusters in Human Rights; Access to Justice; and Commercial Law and Just Societies. Our vibrant research culture fosters research excellence, impact, and researcher development through our postgraduate research degrees.
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Researchers in the Human Rights cluster work on the interaction between domestic law and international human rights law; on issues at the intersection of human rights and religion, society and politics; indigenous issues in Australia and overseas; transitional justice; and the human rights implications of globalization and development, including intellectual property rights. The human rights cluster has a strong record of producing important inter-disciplinary work that examines the role of institutions (national, regional and international) in promoting and protecting human rights.
Professor Michele Riondino
Professor Bryan Turner
Professor Spencer Zifcak
Associate Professor Michael Longo
Dr Brendon Murphy
Dr M. Ehteshamul Bari
Dr Amanda Alexander