Dr Russell Solomon teaches in the Criminology and Justice Studies discipline of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Russell's current research interests include working on a project on the human rights implications of the United Kingdom's Brexit and another collaborative one examining the European Union's juridification and the challenge this poses for its democratisation.
He also has a general interest in Australia's engagement with the international human rights regime from a socio-legal perspective and is currently writing a book on Australia's translation of international economic and social rights.
Other research interests include the increasingly important debate around a rights-based approach to policymaking, especially in relation to economic, social and cultural rights, and the role of non-governmental organisations in promoting the agenda in relation to these rights.
BA (Hons) UWA
MA, Uni British Columbia
Russell has a PhD in Government and Public Administration from the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Law and Arts degrees from the University of Western Australia and is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Western Australia.
Professional interests and industry links
- Convenor, Human Rights Network, Federation of Community Legal Centres Inc.
- Member, Human Rights Teachers Network (national university human rights teachers network)
- Member, National Board Alumni, Amnesty International Australia
- Member, International Public Policy Association
- Member, International Political Science Association
- Solomon, R. (2021). Australia's Engagement with Economic and Social Rights. A Case of Institutional Avoidance, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Gateway East, Singapore
- Solomon, R. (2021). Rights and the post-Brexit agenda: rights protection and institutional inadequacy in the United Kingdom In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 13, 3 - 17
- Solomon, R.,Fossum, J. (2021). Continuity beyond Brexit? EU Juridification and the Protection of Rights In: The European Union. New Leadership and New Agendas, Connor Court, Australia
- Solomon, R. (2017). Bounded political contestation: the domestic translation of international health and housing rights in Australia In: Australian Journal of Political Science, 52, 367 - 382
- Solomon, R. (2017). Reviewing Victoria's Charter of rights and the limits to our democracy In: Alternative Law Journal, 42, 195 - 199
- Solomon, R. (2017). The social construction of human rights legislation: interpreting Victoria's statutes through their limitations In: Deakin Law Review, 22, 27 - 52
- Solomon, R. (2013). A socio-legal lens on the Victorian Charter: Revealing its role as a promoter of social change In: Alternative Law Journal, 38, 152 - 155
- Solomon, R. (2011). Teaching and learning for non-legal advocacy around the Victorian charter of human rights and responsibilities In: New Community Quarterly, 9, 14 - 18
- Branigan, E.,Solomon, R. (2010). Rights for redress: Making the Victorian charter work for justice In: Surviving Care: Achieving justice and healing for the forgotten Australians, Bond University Press, Robina, Queensland
- Solomon, R. (2007). Women at Work: The Unfulfilled Promise of International Human Rights Instruments? In: Women and Work 2007: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT University Press, Melbourne, Australia
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