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Macquarie Law School

Thi Thu Huong Duong

Thi Thu Huong Duong

Law School HDR Student -Thi Thu Huong Duong


PhD Candidate in Law (Macquarie University); LLM (Kobe University, Japan); LLB (Hanoi Law University, Vietnam - pending); BA (Hanoi University of Foreign Studies, Vietnam)


Huong is a PhD candidate at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia, being been awarded International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. Huong obtained her LLM from Kobe University, Japan under the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship and underwent a lawyer training course at Judicial Academy of Ministry of Justice, Vietnam. Before going to Australia for her research, Huong had several years of working experience with international non-governmental organisations in Vietnam in projects on poverty reduction and legal aid development. She is currently a visiting researcher at British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London and Glasgow University Law School.

Thesis Title

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Advancement to Protect Disability Human Rights?

Thesis Overview

After almost ten years of coming into force, a stocktaking question is that how far the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has safeguarded the human rights of persons with disabilities. Her PhD thesis is to examine the extent to which the Convention has in law and in reality safeguarded the human rights of persons with disabilities.


Principal Supervisor:  A/Prof. Archana Parashar
Associate Supervisor:  Ms. Therese MacDermott

Conference Paper/s

  • Huong Duong, 'The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability - An Advance for Protection of Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities?', The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2013)