Law Resources

    Research areas

  • human rights, reproductive rights, gender, transitional justice, international law


Ronli is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and an Associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. She received her LLB from Monash University where she was awarded the Supreme Court Prize for graduating first in her class and was the editor of the Monash University Law Review. She completed an LLM in International Legal Studies as a Hauser Scholar at NYU School of Law and a PhD at Monash University. Prior to commencing her PhD she worked as a consultant with the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. She is admitted to practice in both Melbourne and New York.


Ronli has published numerous articles and book chapters and has presented her work at various events and conferences. Her research focus is on the intersection of reproductive health / rights and the law at both the international and domestic level; for example, she has published on abortion, involuntary sterilisation and surrogacy. Her recent book, entitled 'Reproductive Freedom, Torture and International Human Rights: Challenging the Masculinisation of Torture', conceptualises restrictions on reproductive freedom within the framework of torture discourse.

You can find her on Twitter @RonliSifris and some of her papers on SSRN at


Areas of Expertise

Reproductive Rights

Transitional Justice

Medical Law

International Law

Human Rights

Research output

  1. Australia: Abortion and Human Rights

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  2. The Approach of the Victorian Charter to Women's Rights

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

  3. Gender, health and the law: Opportunities and challenges for reform

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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  1. Griffith Law Review (Journal)

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial responsibility

  2. Journal of Law and Medicine (Journal)

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial responsibility

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