Sarah Joseph

Melbourne, Australia


Professor Sarah Joseph has been a lead investigator on two Australian Research Council funded grants, on corporations and human rights, and on the World Trade Organization and Human Rights. She has published numerous books and articles on human rights. For example, she was a co-author of Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide(2008), a publication co-authored by the Castan Centre with the International Business Leaders Forum, the UN Global Compact, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Sarah has also written up numerous consultancy reports on human rights related issues and on behalf of Futureye Pty Ltd, in the area of human rights and corporations. She has delivered numerous international and national conference papers on human rights, often by invitation. She has taught numerous human rights courses, including at overseas institutions, such as seminars on investment and human rights at the Academy of International Trade Law in Macau in July 2008. She has also delivered human rights training courses to Victorian government bodies in the wake of the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, as well as international human rights law training to Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and foreign government officials (eg Indonesia, Burma, Iraq) pursuant to AusAID funded programmes.


Sarah has made numerous submissions to international and national bodies on human rights issues. She was a participant in the Australia 20/20 summit in Canberra in April 2008. She is also on the Advisory Board of a number of academic journals, as well as the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University (Washington DC). Professor Joseph is on the International Advisory Board of the Jindal Global Law School in Haryana, India (to be opened in late 2009).



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