- About CCCS
The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) undertakes and promotes research on constitutional law and government and provides a focal point for scholars and practitioners interested in these areas.Find out more
- Upcoming Events
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- Laureate Project in Constitutional LawComing Soon
- Constitution Transformation NetworkFind out more
Foundation Director of CCCS
- Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, Personal Chair in Law
Research Centre Members
- Osayd Awawda
Thesis: The judicialisation of Politics in Palestine: What is the Role of the Constitutional Court in Resisting the Authoritarian behaviours of Fatah Regime in the West Bank?
Supervisors: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO and Professor Simon Evans
- Ms Anne Carter
- The Hon. Philip Cummins
- Ms Anjalee De Silva, Teaching Fellow
- Ms Anna Dziedzic, Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow
- Mr Troy Keily
Thesis title: The Role of the 'Act of State' and 'Non-Justiciability' Doctrines in Limiting Judicial Review of International Affairs
Supervisors: Supervisors: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO and Richard Garnett
- Mr Dylan Lino
Thesis title: A legal history of the French Protectorate in Cambodia: 1863 to 1953
Supervisors: Professor Pip Nicholson and Professor David Chandler
- Mr Tony Mihalopoulos
- Ms Robin Robinson
Thesis title: Where human, indigenous and cultural rights intersect: The case for legal recognition of inter se rights in native title and related indigenous land settlement regime
Supervisors: Associate Professor Maureen Tehan and Associate Professor Kirsty Gover
- Ms Charmaine Rodrigues
- Mr John Simpkins
Thesis title: Courts and Constitutionalism: The judicial branch in constitution-making and the promotion of a culture of constitutionalism
Supervisors: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO and Professor Adrienne Stone
- Mr Carlos Arturo Villagran Sandoval
Thesis: Using Regional Comparative Law to Solve and Provide Future Direction to the Challenges of the Central-American Integration System
Supervisors: Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders AO and Jürgen Kurtz
- Major Research Projects
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- Collaboration and Consultancy
The Centre collaborates closely with Law School colleagues and other specialist centres and institutes within the University of Melbourne who have interest in public law
Constitution Transformation Network brings together researchers and practitioners to explore the phenomenon of constitutional transformation.
Laureate Project in Constitutional Law is lead by Professor Adrienne Stone at Melbourne Law School.
'Dialogues between International and Public Law'
Melbourne Law School is Australia's first all-graduate faculty. The Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees. We have now committed ourselves to build on our more than 150 year history of excellence and innovation by shifting from undergraduate legal education to the global standard, graduate level Juris Doctor degree.
Faculty members associated with the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies teach in all programs of the Law School and supervise research students.
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Academics associated with the CCCS supervise research projects in a broad range of areas. For information on Centre staff interests, please click here.
CCCS is keen to support young researchers. Opportunities for Postdoctoral fellowships arise annually. For more information, please click here.
Prospective Graduate Research Students should get in touch with the Melbourne Law School Office for Research.
The CCCS provides both public and specialist resources on constitutional concepts and issues. We also hold a series of lectures throughout the year, known as the CCCS Seminar Series.
- CCCS Newsletters
- CCCS SEMINAR Series
- Constitution Transformation Network
- Constitutional Law Fact Sheets
- Victorian Charter of Human Rights
- External Links
The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies will host a series of conference, seminars and events in 2017 and 2018.
- CCCS Constitutional Law Conference will be held at Melbourne Law School in July 2017
- 2017 Miegunyah Fellowship Public Lecture by Professor Denis Baranger, Professor of Public law, l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas will be held at Melbourne Law School
- Third Biennial Public Law Conference will be co-hosted by CCCS and the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge in July 2018 at Melbourne Law School
2016 PAST EVENTS
- Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and NowCCCS/IILAH event
- Damages and Human RightsBook launch
- Oxford Handbook of the Australian ConstitutionConference
Past events (2012–2015)
The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies organises conferences, public lectures, seminars and workshop.
Past Event Recordings
If you missed one of the thought-provoking speakers at Melbourne Law School, you may still catch their presentation online.
A submission on freedom of speech to the Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Traditional Rights and Freedoms.
Cheryl Saunders has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, entitled 'Indigenous Constitutional Recognition: the Concept of Consultation'.News