Sarah Joseph (legal academic)

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Sarah Louise Joseph is an Australian human rights scholar. Joseph is the Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, a position she has held since 2005.[1] Joseph is internationally recognized for her work on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Law from Monash University.[1] In 2008, she participated in the Australia 2020 Summit.[citation needed]


She is a legal academic and commentator, specialising in the areas of human rights and constitutional law.[2] She has published a number of books including Corporations and Transnational Human Rights Litigation (Hart 2004), co-authoring The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Commentary and Materials (OUP, 2nd ed, 2004), Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (Thompson, 2nd ed, 2006), and A Handbook on the Individual Complaints Procedures of the UN (OMCT, 2006).[3]