Monash University has been a prominent and social advocate for human rights since its inception in the early 1960s. Specifically, the Monash Law faculty, together with a consortium of partners, established the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law to raise
the profile of human rights and to create a centre where human rights are respected and protected.
In 2012, Monash University became the host of the Australia/Pacific Regional Network of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), led by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
Monash University is the only Australian university with dedicated campuses in the
Indo-Pacific region, including campuses in Australia, Malaysia, India, and China. Across these campuses, Monash is working towards
the abolition of the death penalty.