Ms Irene Baghoomians

BSc LLB (Sydney) LLM (Col)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0230
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

For over a decade, Irene Baghoomians has worked in the areas of public interest and human rights litigation, policy and research. She graduated from law school in 1994 and has worked at the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and prior to her departure for New York was a legal policy advisor at the Race Discrimination Unit of HREOC (1998-2000). In New York, she studied for an LLM in Columbia University Law School (2000- 2001) and was designated as a human rights fellow and upon graduation was granted a second human rights fellowship which she spent at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) - a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights enshrined in the US Constitution and the UDHR. At CCR, she worked on human rights cases litigated under the Alien Torts Claims Act and civil rights statutes including Guantanamo Bay detainees cases until her return to Australia in 2004. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School and is the coordinator of the clinical legal education program.

Research interests

  • International human rights law and practice, with a focus on human rights litigation both domestically and abroad
  • International humanitarian law focusing on issues of accountability for human rights violations and international criminal law
  • Clinical legal education, its practice and parameters and its development and enhancement in Australian law schools.

Teaching and supervision

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights Advocacy
  • Public International Law
  • International Law
  • Legal Profession (Formerly Law, Lawyers and Justice)
  • Foundations of Law
  • External Placement Program (convenor)
  • Civil and Criminal Process (Formerly Processes of Justice)

Associations

  • Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Saul, B., Mowbray, J., Baghoomians, I. (2011). Resistance to Regional Human Rights Cooperation in The Asia-Pacific: Demythologizing Regional Exceptionalism by Learning from the Americas, Europe and Africa. In H Nasu and B Saul (Eds.), Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building, (pp. 107-126). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Saul, B., Baghoomians, I. (2012). An Experiential International Law Field School in the Sky: Learning Human Rights and Development in the Himalayas. Legal Education Review, 22(2), 273-315.
  • Saul, B., Mowbray, J., Baghoomians, I. (2011). The Last Frontier of Human Rights Protection: Interrogating Resistance to Regional Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Australian International Law Journal, 18, 23-52.
  • Baghoomians, I. (2009). Book Review, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning, by Frederick Schauer. Sydney Law Review, 31(3), 499-503.

Conferences

  • Baghoomians, I. (2005). Human Rights. NSW Legal Studies Association State Conference (2005), Sydney, Australia: NSW Legal Studies Association State Conference.

2012

  • Saul, B., Baghoomians, I. (2012). An Experiential International Law Field School in the Sky: Learning Human Rights and Development in the Himalayas. Legal Education Review, 22(2), 273-315.

2011

  • Saul, B., Mowbray, J., Baghoomians, I. (2011). Resistance to Regional Human Rights Cooperation in The Asia-Pacific: Demythologizing Regional Exceptionalism by Learning from the Americas, Europe and Africa. In H Nasu and B Saul (Eds.), Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building, (pp. 107-126). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Saul, B., Mowbray, J., Baghoomians, I. (2011). The Last Frontier of Human Rights Protection: Interrogating Resistance to Regional Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Australian International Law Journal, 18, 23-52.

2009

  • Baghoomians, I. (2009). Book Review, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning, by Frederick Schauer. Sydney Law Review, 31(3), 499-503.

2005

  • Baghoomians, I. (2005). Human Rights. NSW Legal Studies Association State Conference (2005), Sydney, Australia: NSW Legal Studies Association State Conference.

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