Human Rights Law

In addition to research and writing in her speciality areas, Dr Gerber is often inspired to investigate and publish pieces on contemporay human rights issues facing today’s society. On this page you will find a selection of these works that are of a more general nature.

Publications and Conference Papers

Edited Book

Paula Gerber & Melissa Castan (eds) Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia (2 volumes) (2021) Thomson Reuters.

Paula Gerber and Melissa Castan (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia (2013) Thomson Reuters, Sydney.

Book Chapters

Melissa Castan, and Paula Gerber ‘Human Rights Landscape in Australia’  Chapter 1 in Gerber, Paula & Castan, Melissa (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia (2013) Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 1-16.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Farinaz Zamani Ashni and Paula Gerber ‘Burqa: Human Right or Human Wrong?’ (2014) 39(4) Alternative Law Journal 231-234.

Paula Gerber and Melissa Castan ‘Practice meets Theory: Using Moots as a Tool to Teach Students about Human Rights Law’ (2012) 62(2) Journal of Legal Education 298-310.

Paula Gerber and Bruce Chen ‘Recognition of the Human Right to Water: Has the Tide Turned?’ (2011) 36(1) Alternative Law Journal 21-26.

Paula Gerber ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the New UN Human Rights Council’ (2007) 10(2) Flinders Journal of Law Reform 241-269.

Paula Gerber ‘Human Rights Reform in the United Nations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (2006) 31(2) Alternative Law Journal 88-92.

Gerber, Paula ‘Construction Law and Human Rights: Building a Bridge Between Two Disciplines’ (2006) 80(8) Law Institute Journal 48-51.

Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries

Submission to Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee regarding the Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013 (2014)

Submission to the Community Consultation into a Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities for Tasmania (2010).

Professor Gerber was a panellist for the session ‘International Human Rights Law: Achieving Outcomes for our Communities’ at the World Pride 2023 Conference in Sydney.

‘Human Rights Landscape in Australia’ Civil Justice Law and Practice Conference, Melbourne.

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