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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Tania Penovic is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and a Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. She teaches civil procedure, torts and a number of areas of international and domestic human rights law, including women's rights and refugee law. She has published widely on human rights, including the rights of asylum seekers, access to civil justice and women's and children's rights. Tania has been involved in a number of enquiries into federal and Victorian law reform and in professional human rights training programs for judges and Australian and international government officials.

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure

Human Rights Law

Refugee Law

Torts

Research interests

Human Rights

International Human Rights Law

International Law

Refugee Law

Torts

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4303 Civil procedure SEM1/T2

LAW 5359 International human rights law and women SEM1/T2

Projects 2017 2020

The Indigenous Club of Learning at Port Phillip Prison

Joseph, S., Penovic, T., Trounson, J. & Munro-Harrison, E.

31/08/1730/08/20

Project: Research

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prison Homework Club

Joseph, S., Trounson, J., Munro-Harrison, E. & Penovic, T.

1/07/1730/06/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2003 2019

Anti-abortion protest and the effectiveness of Victoria's safe access zones: an analysis

Sifris, R. & Penovic, T., 2018, In : Monash University Law Review. 44, 2, p. 317-340 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Expanding the feminisation dimension of international law: targeted anti-abortion protest as violence against women

Penovic, T. & Sifris, R., 2018, In : Cambridge International Law Journal. 7, 2, p. 241-267 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials

Colbran, S., Spender, P., Douglas, R. N., Jackson, S., O'Brien, M. T. & Penovic, T., 2019, 7th ed. Chatswood NSW Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths. 1192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookOther

Open Access

Human rights and capacity building

Penovic, T., Debeljak, J., Askola, H., Giao, V. & Tung, L. K., 16 May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherOther

Prizes

Faculty of Law Teaching Award

Tania Penovic (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2004 2019

Expert contribution to High Court proceedings

Tania Penovic (Contributor), Ronli Sifris (Contributor), Caroline Henckels (Contributor)
Aug 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Global Negotiations on Refugee Rights

Tania Penovic (Invited speaker)
11 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Submission the South Australian Law Reform Institute, Abortion: A Review of South Australian Law and Practice on behalf od Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Ronli Sifris (Contributor), Tania Penovic (Contributor)
16 May 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission to Government of Western Australia, Safe Access Zones: Proposal for Reform in WA on behalf of Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Tania Penovic (Contributor), Ronli Sifris (Contributor)
16 May 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Teaching pursuant to Aus4Skills tender

Tania Penovic (Facilitator)
2018 → …

Activity: Teaching EngagementsIndustry projects

Press / Media

While secrecy persists, abuses continue

Tania Penovic

20/03/20

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Abortion centre safe access zones upheld in High Court

Tania Penovic

12/04/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Anti-abortion activists lose High Court challenge to scrap buffer zones

Tania Penovic

10/04/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Conversation piece on High Court challenge

Tania Penovic

11/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview