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The West itself is fuelling the terrorist threat

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.

National Union of Students (NUS) Women’s Department Campaign Outline: ‘Support student safety, stop the war on women.’

The NUS Women’s Department aims to increase support for the safety of students at university, and tackle the high rates of violence and sexual assault against women students.

The Student Voice on Australia's same-sex marriage plebiscite

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.

(Not) All Roads Lead to Rome: Ending Impunity for International Crimes in Southeast Asia

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...

Implementing the 2030 development agenda for all persons with disabilities: Leaving no one behind

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.

Human rights as a vocation, from the latest Human Rights Defender

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.

Legalising responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

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.

Listen/read more from Michael Posner on business and human rights

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.

The business of human rights on Late Night Live with Michael Posner

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.

Fighting income inequality: the role business can play

Michael Posner will deliver tomorrow night's AHRCentre Annual Lecture. Today he wrote about global economic inequality, the centrality of investing in long-term sustainable business models and other business and human rights issues in The Conversation. Read the article here...