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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

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

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 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

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

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

Submission to the Abortion Legislation Committee (NZ) regarding the Abortion Legislation Bill

Tania Penovic (Contributor), Ronli Sifris (Contributor), Caroline Henckels (Contributor)
13 Sep 2019

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