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Seminar postponed - Australia's campaign for the UN Human Rights Council

Thursday's seminar, Australia's campaign for the UN Human Rights Council, has been postponed due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Getting the Modern Slavery Act right for Australia

Despite the general abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the International Labour Organization reports that more than 21 million people are presently affected by ‘modern slavery’, a term encompassing trafficking, forced labour and slavery. Read more by Belinda Goh...

What You Need to Know about the Funding Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Community legal centres (CLCs) are not-for-profit community organisations that provide free legal services. They are facing funding cuts from the federal government. Here’s what you need to more

Celebrate achievements but keep fighting for gender equality, Tanya Plibersek told an International Women’s Day breakfast at UNSW

Speakers from the UNSW International Women's Day breakfast included the Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek, AHRCentre Director Professor Andrea Durbach, NUS president Sophie Johnston and Professor Rosalind Dixon.

International Women’s Day, UNSW 2017

Prof Andrea Durbach, director of the AHRCentre, delivered a speech, along with 8 other prominent women, at UNSW's IWD breakfast. Over 250 people gathered to listen to leading academics and MP/Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek. Read the speech here.

More than a Hot Week

A heatwave is more than a hot week. It is also an issue of environmental justice. An environmental justice perspective recognises that the benefits and burdens of the physical environment are rarely distributed evenly. Some people receive more than their fair share of the benefits and burdens.

AJHR announces new publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis

As of 1st January 2017, the Australian Journal of Human Rights has entered into a new publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading publishers.

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...