Last night, ABC's Radio National aired the AHRCentre's 2016 Annual Lecture with Former Asst Secretary of State for the Obama administration, Michael Posner, on Making Progress: Human Rights as an Essential Element of Sustainable Business.
AHRCentre project director Chris Michaelsen writes for the Canberra Times that dramatised, martial rhetoric by politicians plays into the hands of IS and its narrative of conflict, causing unnecessary alarm and fear among the public.
Rohan Muscat, our Human Rights Defender Student Editor, writes that same-sex marriage will not only grant homosexuals the right to marry. More importantly, it will bring the LGBTIQ community one step closer to equality.
Emma Palmer, PhD candidate in the AHRCentre, writes that there are tangible opportunities for building regional perspectives on international criminal accountability within Southeast Asia. Read more and download your copy here...
AHRCentre Project Director Rosemary Kayess was in New York for the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 14-16 June 2016. Rosemary facilitated the general discussion on the 2030 development agenda.
This edition of the Human Rights Defender focuses on human rights as a vocation, through the lens of human rights defenders, combining interviews with human rights practitioners regarding their motivations, challenges and aspirations for the field.
AHRCentre Deputy Director Justine Nolan writes that while there is no doubt that global supply chains have long been associated with a range of human rights violations, such harms are now being increasingly well documented, leading to greater demands for corporate accountability.
On 25 May 2016 Michael Posner delivered the AHRCentre Annual Lecture to a crowd of over 300 people in the Law Theatre at UNSW Law. To listen or read his lecture or access more information on business and human rights, click on the title above.
Can a business degree teach you how to be a responsible corporate citizen when it comes to human rights? Listen to a podcast with ABC's Radio National's Phillip Adams and Amruta Slee as they speak with Michael Posner, who will deliver the AHRCentre Annual Lecture tomorrow night.