Ten questions for: Janice Hugo
18 Newsletter of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Melissa Castan Articles M. Castan and J. Paterson, ‘From Supergirl to Invisible Woman: The divide between student perception and professional reality in corporate legal practice’ (2010) 35(3) Alternative Law Journal Papers “The Human Rights Impact of the Victorian Charter for Indigenous People in Record Keeping and Archiving” Archives and Indigenous Rights Workshop, Melbourne, 12 October 2010 ‘Developments in Indigenous Rights and International Law’, Monash Centre for Indigenous Studies, 14 September Julie Debeljak Chapters J. Debeljak, ‘Combating Transnational Crime in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region – the cases of Lao PDR and Cambodia’ in Les Holmes (ed), Trafficking and Forced Migration: Australian, European and Global Perspectives (Edward Elgar, London, 2010) 133-52 (with S. Kneebone). Papers J. Debeljak, “The Human Rights Impact of the Victorian Charter for Indigenous Peoples’ Recordkeeping and Archiving” (Presented at Towards an Understanding of the Archival and Recordkeeping Implications of Australian and International Human Rights for Indigenous Australians, the Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists, 12 October 2010, Melbourne) (with M. Castan) Submissions Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, inquiry into the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, 9 July 2010 Evidence given before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, inquiry into the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, 6 November 2010 Roundtable ‘Monitoring and Oversight of Human Rights in Closed Environment Roundtable’, Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne on 29 November 2010, with Dr Bronwyn Naylor, Dr Stuart Thomas, and Dr Inez Dusseyer (60 invite-only participants, from a range of stakeholders, including international technical experts, federal and state government representatives, service providers, nongovernmental organisations, community organisations, and academics). Patrick Emerton Articles P. Emerton, “Political Freedoms and Entitlements in the Australian Constitution -– An Example of Referential Intentions Yielding Unintended Legal Consequences” (2010) 38 Federal Law Review 169 (awarded the inaugural Zines Prize for the best article published in 2010 in the Federal Law Review). Papers ‘Cosmopolitanism, Self-Determination and National Self-Defence’, paper (jointly authored with T. Handfield) presented at the Oxford Publications and other activities by centre faculty members Rapporteur Ten questions for: Janice Hugo Why did you decide to apply for the position of Castan Centre Administrator? I liked the variety of tasks, which was very appealing as I’m the type that likes to keep busy. I also thought the Centre’s goals were very much in line with my own values. How are you finding the job thus far? It’s been challenging and interesting. Everyone at the Centre and the Law Faculty has been very welcoming too which has made it enjoyable. What things have surprised you about your role with the centre? The calibre of the speakers at the Centre and the level of interaction I get to have with those speakers. What has been your favourite project to work on? Our recent 10th Anniversary Dinner. It was a lot of work, but it was very satisfying to see the night succeed and receive such positive feedback. It was also great to see how very well respected the Centre is by the legal and human rights community. What did you do before working for the Centre? I worked at the Monash University Campus Centre for about a year, before that I worked for environmental consultants for seven years in an administration and accounts management role. Has working at the centre changed your view on human rights issues? It has definitely broadened my view. I never really understood the challenges we face locally in Australia. I very much took the idea of human rights here for granted. What do you like to do when not slaving away in front of a computer, answering queries and registering new members? I love to file! No just kidding, in my spare time I like to do yoga and attempt to meditate. The Centre is full of football fanatics; do you follow football and if so which team? I do follow the footy during finals. I’m a long time Dogs supporter, then secondly the Sainters. Have you had any notable experiences thus far while working at the Centre? I very much enjoyed meeting some of the speakers at our events, such as Dr Jane McAdam, I found it very interesting to hear her personal account of her trip to Bangladesh and India. What is your favourite tv show? Simpsons and the Goodies, any of that far out and completely inappropriate humour is good.