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Sarah Joseph

Griffith Law School
+61 (0)7 3735 8480 (Work)
N61 1.06A, Nathan Campus

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Sarah Joseph is a Professor of Human Rights Law, and commenced at Griffith University in March 2020. Prior to her Griffith appointment, Sarah had been a Professor of Law at Monash University from 2005-2019, and was the Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law for those 15 years. Her publications focus on human rights internationally and in Australia, with particular expertise on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, business and human rights, trade and human rights, and issues concerning the media (and social media) and human rights. She has also published in the area of Australian constitutional law. She has taught human rights courses in Australia, the United States (Washington DC), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Switzerland (Geneva) and New Zealand (Auckland). She has conducted numerous human rights consultancies, including training programs in Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar, and in Australia for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and courses funded by AusAID (including for Iraqi government officials).


  • Member
    Law Futures Centre2020


  • Professor, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
    Monash University, Law, Melbourne, Australia1 Jan 2005 - 7 Feb 2020
  • Adjunct Professor
    Graduate Institute for Higher Education, International law, Geneva, Switzerland1 Sep 2019 - 29 Feb 2020
  • Adjunct Professor
    Vrije Universiteit, Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2020
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer
    Monash University, Law, Melbourne, Australia1 Jan 1995 - 31 Dec 2004
  • Research Fellow
    University of Nottingham, Law, Nottingham, United Kingdom1 Oct 1992 - 1 Nov 1994


  • PhD
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia1 Jan 2002 - 22 May 2003
  • LLM
    Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom1 Oct 1991 - 21 May 1992
  • BA/LLB
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia20 Feb 1984 - 29 Dec 1989