20032020

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Tania Penovic is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Deputy 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. 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.

31/08/1730/06/21

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

Advancing reproductive rights through legal reform: the example of abortion clinic safe access zones

Sifris, R., Penovic, T. & Henckels, C., 2020, In : University of New South Wales Law Journal. 43, 3, p. 1078-1097 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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

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

Civil Justice Teaching and Research Conference University of New South Wales

Tania Penovic (Organiser)

13 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Submission to the OHCHR Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls: Women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in situations of crisis

Karin Frode (Contributor), Andrea Jones (Contributor), Tania Penovic (Contributor) & Ronli Sifris (Contributor)

Aug 2020

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

Reproductive Rights and Liberties Workshop

Tania Penovic (Organiser)

7 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Feminist Perspectives on Reproductive Rights 2019

Tania Penovic (Organiser)

29 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course