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.

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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.