Tania Penovic


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Dr Tania Penovic is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Deputy Associate Dean (International) and the research program group leader in gender and sexuality for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Dr Penovic teaches litigation and dispute resolution, torts and a number of areas of international and domestic human rights law, including women's rights. She 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 numerous 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 


Research interests

Human Rights

International Human Rights Law

International Law

Refugee Law


Monash teaching commitment

LAW5013 Principles of Litigation and Dispute Resolution T1 2021, T3

LAW4172 Human Rights in Australian Law SEM 1  2021

LAW 5359 International Human Rights Law and Women SEM1/T2 2020

LAW4303 Litigation and Dispute Resolution SEM 1 2020

Research area keywords

  • Human Rights Law
  • Right to health
  • Gender and human rights
  • reproductive rights
  • International law
  • access to justice
  • women's human rights
  • civil justice and dispute resolution
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