Kotzmann, Dr Jane

Kotzmann, Dr Jane


Deakin University

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My research is in the area of animal rights, and in particular the potential extension of international human rights to non-human animals. I am also more broadly interested in current laws as they relate to animals.


Books: • Jane Kotzmann, The Human Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education: Why Human Rights Norms Should Guide Higher Education Law and Policy’, Oxford University Press (New York, 2018). Articles: • Jane Kotzmann, Neera Bhatia and Marilyn McMahon, ‘A Human Rights-Based Approach to Compulsory Treatment of Young People Experiencing Mental Disorder’ (2018) 24(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 20 • Jane Kotzmann and Cassandra Seery, ‘Dignity in International Human Rights Law: Potential Applicability in Relation to International Recognition of Animal Rights’ (2017) 26 Michigan State International Law Review 1 • Jane Kotzmann, ‘Lifting the Cloak of Conceptual Confusion: Exploring the Meaning of the Human Right to Higher Education’ (2015) 21(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 71 Media pieces: • Jane Kotzmann, ‘Australia’s animal testing laws are a good start, but don’t go far enough’, The Conversation, 21 March 2019

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