BA, LLB (Hons) (Melbourne), DPhil (Oxon), FAAL

Law and Legal Studies

Carolyn Evans is an expert on religious freedom in both international and domestic law, as well as working in Australian constitutional law and human rights law. She also writes on legal education and university leadership.

She has spoken on religious freedom issues around the world, including in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Russia, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Nepal. She has been engaged in debates and consultations around religious freedom and human rights protection in Australia at State and Commonwealth level. Her work has been cited by courts in Australia and overseas.

Board Member, Open Universities Australia (2019-)

Chair, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (2018-)

Board Member, State Library of Victoria (2015-2018)

Fellow, Australian Academy of Law

Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

1. C. Evans, Legal Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia (Federation Press, 2012)

2. C. Evans & T. Baker, ‘Communal Religious Rights or Majoritarian Oppression: Conversion and Proselytism Laws in Malaysia and India’ in N. Bhuta (ed) Freedom of Religion, Secularism and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2019)

3. S. Rajanayagam & C. Evans, ‘Corporations and Freedom of Religion: Australia and the United States Compared’ (2015) 37 Sydney Law Review 329

4. C. Evans & A. Hood, ‘Religious autonomy and labour law: A comparison of the jurisprudence of the United States and the European Court of Human Rights’ (2012) 1 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 81-107