University of Melbourne: Indigenous Law and Justice Hub
Funding area: Political participation
The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub brings together Melbourne Law School legal experts and Indigenous community leaders to produce rigorous, high-quality research that can be directly applied by Indigenous communities in their advocacy and self-governance.
Visit website: law.unimelb.edu.au
2021 Signature Grant, $35,000
Research on sovereignty, self-governance and treaty
Melbourne University’s Indigenous Law and Justice Hub is collaborating with the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria (FPAV) to conduct research made available in accessible communications, on the relationship between Indigenous self-governance, sovereignty and treaty.
This research will be used by the FPAV and Indigenous communities across Australia to design treaty negotiation strategies that centre the Indigenous ‘right of self-government’ in persuasive, legally sound, and politically durable ways.
Mannifera funding is supporting the Hub’s additional research and communications costs for this work.