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Joanna is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty and an academic member of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Her research interests lie at the intersection of corporate accountability, international criminal law, human rights, transitional justice and tort law. Emerging areas of interest are animal law and climate change. 

Much of Joanna's work to date has examined the application of international criminal law to corporations. She has published articles and book chapters on this and related subjects, including in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. She has held visiting fellowships at Columbia University and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

Joanna worked previously with the South Australian Crown Solicitor's Office, and in both private and community legal practice.

A selection of her publications can be found at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=805943

Research interests

Corporations and Human Rights

International Criminal Justice

Transitional Justice

Animal Law

Climate Change and Human Rights 

Tort Law 

Monash teaching commitment

Principles of Torts (T1)

International Criminal Justice (Prato)

Animal Law (Sem 2)


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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Animal Law
  • Corporations and Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law and Justice
  • Torts Law
  • Transitional Justice


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