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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Tania Penovic is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Acting Associate Dean (International). She teaches litigation and dispute resolution, torts and a number of areas of international and domestic human rights law, including women's rights and refugee law. Dr Penovic has provided professional human rights training programs for judges and Australian and international government officials.

Dr Penovic has published numerous scholarly articles and chapters on human rights, including the rights of asylum seekers, access to civil justice, reproductive rights and children's rights. Her research has been relied upon in argument before the Constitutional Court of Chile and the European Court of Human Rights. Leave to appear as amicus curiae has been granted by the High Court of Australia with respect to her submissions and her research has been cited by the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Dr Penovic has provided twenty-six submissions to state, federal and international inquiries into law reform and appeared before parliamentary inquiries to provide expert legal advice. Her research has been cited extensively in reports of parliamentary inquiries and law reform commissions and her  expert legal advice has led to changes in legislation.   

Areas of Expertise

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Human Rights Law

Refugee Law

Reproductive Rights 

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

The Indigenous Club of Learning at Port Phillip Prison

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

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

Lexis Nexus Study Guide: Civil Procedure

Colbran, S., Spender, P., Jackson, S., O'Brien, M. T. & Penovic, T., 2019, 2nd ed. Australia: Lexis Nexis. 436 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Activities

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

Entrenching the protection of privacy, safety and dignity: safe access zones in Australia

Tania Penovic (Contributor)

29 Aug 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Children by Choice

Tania Penovic (Speaker)

1 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Oral testimony elaborating on our submission to the committee (authored with Dr Caroline Henckels)

Tania Penovic (Speaker), & Ronli Sifris (Speaker)

29 Oct 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