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Workshop on Advancing the Campaign to Elaborate a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

On 11 December 2016, advocates of a proposed Convention on the Rights of Older Persons met at NYU’s School of Law to develop strategies to advance the campaign ahead of the 7th session of the UN OEWGA) and beyond.

Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice - The Case of the ECCC: Real Power or Empty Rhetoric?

The interpretation of victims’ participatory rights has been significantly diffuse and at times divergent, betraying a far from cohesive and consistent approach, and making the study of civil party participation a meaningful and instructive endeavour.

What is Centrelink for?

When viewed through a human rights lens, the recent Centrelink debt scandal is not just a question of social policy or economic management. It is more importantly a question of the extent to which Australia is a rights-respecting, democratic society. Read more from HRD Student Editor Sean Bowes...

Conor Gearty – On Fantasy Island, Britain, Europe and Human Rights

We see in our species a capacity to engage in a commitment to universal human flourishing … it’s also about something more sophisticated … about the power of collaboration with strangers, to reach across cultures and ethnicities and divides, to integrate.

Rural Australia: A Big, Red Gap in the Human Rights Agenda

In rural Australia, the right to work is threatened by a lack of jobs. Although it is common to talk of the issues facing rural Australians in terms of disadvantage, it is less common to talk of such issues in terms of human rights. Yet many of the issues facing rural Australians are human rights issues.

Review of Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice

Prof Harry J Van Buren III writes that 'This book is a very important advance in the BHR field...to understand the history of the BHR debate, and the challenges and opportunities associated with placing more stringent responsibilities on business in the human rights domain.'

7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop 2017

The 7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop 2017 will be held on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 at Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Read more...

Wishing you a peaceful new year

The AHRCentre is closed for the university break and will re-open on 19 January 2017.

Women's health rights night

Access to primary health care is the key to attaining a level of health that will permit all individuals to lead a socially and economically productive life, and women continue to face discrimination within and exclusion from a critical condition that enables life.

Workshop: Prosecuting sexual and gender based violence crimes at international courts and tribunals: recent advances and ongoing challenges

Systematic sexual and gender-based violence are increasingly recognised as defining characteristics of contemporary armed conflict. Read more...

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