Amber Tan



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Amber is an Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Monash University and an academic member of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Prior to academia, she practiced as a litigator and worked on a range of public, corporate and commercial law matters.

Amber completed her doctorate at Monash University under an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship. Her thesis critically examined national security and public order laws in Malaysia and their impact on constitutionalism and the rule of law. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (1st Class) from King’s College London where she won the Exhibition Prize.

Amber’s research interests span the fields of national security and fundamental rights as well as comparative constitutional and administrative law. Her work focuses on law reform in developing democracies, as well as the interaction of law, institutions, politics and society. She has published in international and comparative law journals and is currently writing a monograph based on her doctoral thesis to be published by Hart’s Constitutionalism in Asia Series.

Research interests

National Security Law

Fundamental Rights

Constitutional Law in Malaysia

Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law

Law Reform

Monash teaching commitment

Foundations of Law

Torts (Undergraduate)

Principles of Torts (JD)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • National Security Law
  • Anti-Terrorism Law
  • Emergency Powers
  • Fundamental rights
  • Constitutional Law of Malaysia
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Administrative Law
  • Law reform
  • Law and politics
  • Law and society