Recognising and Understanding Indigenous Law and Legal Systems

Project Summary

This project will generate knowledge that will enable settler and Indigenous officials, decision-makers, scholars and members of the public to better understand and recognise key distinctive features of Indigenous laws and legal systems. This will assist them to:

(a) Make settler laws more responsive to Indigenous values and aspirations;
(b) Design durable Indigenous representative institutions;
(c) Facilitate Indigenous efforts to be self-sufficient and self-governing; and,
(d) Successfully negotiate just and durable treaties and other agreements, where appropriate.

Grant Scheme

ARC Future Fellowship


Kirsty Gover (Melbourne Law School)
Eddie Cubillo (Melbourne Law School) 
Amanda Porter (Melbourne Law School)

Funding period