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2021 Laureate Profile: Professor Sundhya Pahuja

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Professor Sundhya Pahuja

Also the 2021 ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne

Fellowship project summary

FL210100133: The Corporate Challenge to Democracy: Harnessing International Law.

The rising power of global corporations is a serious challenge to Australian democracy. Corporations have gone global, but the mechanisms to ensure they serve the public interest, pay tax and comply with national laws have not. So far, international law has not been able to help. This project will develop a new theoretical account of the relationship between states and corporations and identify reforms to international law and institutions to remedy the current imbalance. This project, and the new generation of researchers it will train, will enhance Australia’s capacity to hold global corporations to democratic standards, legal accountability and taxation, and establish Australia as a world leader in maintaining that balance going forward.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 3,192,357

Find out more about Professor Pahuja and their research areas of interest to date by visiting their profile page on The University of Melbourne's website

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

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