ARC Laureate Fellowships

  • Adrienne Stone
    Professor Adrienne Stone
    Professor Adrienne Stone

    Project Title

    Balancing diversity and social cohesion in democratic constitution

    Grant Scheme

    ARC Laureate Fellowship

    Project Summary

    This fellowship project aims to address the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion. This critical problem becomes increasingly urgent as nations grapple with the challenges of highly diverse multi-cultural societies. The project aims to build a team of researchers who draw on the experience of constitutionalism throughout the world to investigate how constitutions, in their design and in their application, can unify while nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society. This project is intended to help governments, judiciaries and the public resolve intense controversies over ideals.

    Commencement Year

    2016

  • Anne Orford
    Professor Anne Orford
    Professor Adrienne Stone

    Project Title

    Civil War, Intervention, and International Law

    Grant Scheme

    ARC Laureate Fellowship

    Project Summary

    The research itself will address one of the most significant problems in international relations for the 21st century – whether and under what conditions foreign actors can intervene in civil wars. The intensity of debates about the legality of US intervention in Iraq and Syria on the one hand, and Russian intervention in Ukraine on the other, illustrates the urgency of this question and the difficulty of finding general principles to address it. The project will offer new ways of understanding how changing patterns and practices of intervention have reshaped fundamental principles of international law. The outcomes will make a significant contribution to ongoing public debates about the legality of intervention.

    Commencement Year

    2015

  • David Studdert
    Professor David Studdert
    Professor David Studdert

    Project Title

    Law for the public's health: the impact of medico-legal institutions on public health

    Grant Scheme

    ARC Laureate Fellowship

    Project Summary

    This project aims to transform the role medico-legal institutions, such as health complaints commissions and coroners, play in advancing population health. Through a series of research partnerships with these institutions, the project will strive to design reforms that improve the quality of health services, reduce costs, and enhance the ability of medico-legal institutions to meet the needs of families who turn to them for help.

    Commencement Year

    2011