Adam Fletcher is a Lecturer in Law at the Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University.
Adam Fletcher completed his PhD at Monash University in 2017. His thesis was entitled Human Rights Scrutiny in the Australian Parliament, and has since been adapted into a monograph with Melbourne University Press.
Adam's research and teaching interests are in human rights law (national and international), public law and government accountability, as well as ethics and legal practice.. Adam's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and collected works.
He also has extensive experience as a legal adviser in the public and non-government sectors, having worked for UNHCR, the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department (Office of International Law), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (Geneva) and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
Immediately prior to joining RMIT, he was a Research Fellow at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from 2011-2017.
Adam teaches Human Rights Law in Australia, Administrative Law, Legal Research Project and Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct in the Juris Doctor program.
Teaching and Coordination (Melbourne)
- Administrative Law
- Human Rights Law in Australia
- Legal Practice Management & Professional Conduct
- Legal Research Project
- Sole-authored monograph Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime (MUP, 2018)
- Presented a paper on automated decision making in Commonwealth Government agencies for Digital Citizens Conference (Melbourne Law School, July 2019) – building on research in this area
- Recent chapters in The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia (Hart, 2019) and Law Making and Human Rights (Thomson Reuters, 2019)
- Chapters in two other volumes to be published in 2020 relating to human rights law
- Social media coordination for the JD program
- Moot coaching
- Exam moderation
- Credit assessment
- Academic Workload Committee
- Admitted as an Australian Lawyer, Supreme Court of NSW
- PhD (Monash)
- Master of Public and International Law (University of Melbourne)
- Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (UTS)
- Interim Report on Disability in Education (Victorian Government and LIV) 2017
- Major Research Project on Alternatives to Imprisonment for Vulnerable Offenders (Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department) 2012
- Association for the Prevention of Torture, 2009-2010
- Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, 2006-2011
- Fletcher, A.,Lynch, P. (2021). Australia's Human Rights Framework: Has It Improved Accountability? In: Contemporary Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Volume 1, Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia, Australia
- Fletcher, A. (2020). Human Rights Scrutiny in the Federal Parliament: Smokescreen or Democratic Solution? In: Law Making and Human Rights, Thomson Reuters, Australia
- Fletcher, A. (2019). The Reception of International Law in Constitutional Litigation - The Al-Kateb Battle and its Aftermath In: The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia, Bloomsbury, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Fletcher, A. (2018). Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime, Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne, Australia
- Boughey, J.,Fletcher, A. (2018). Administrative Decision-Making under Victoria's Charter In: Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 25, 10 - 27
- Fletcher, A. (2013). Scope of application In: International Human Rights Law, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom
- Fletcher, A. (2012). Australia and the OPCAT In: Alternative Law Journal, 37, 233 - 237
1 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions