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“Access Denied”: The Culture of Secrecy defining Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies

AHRCentre intern Jess Clarke questions why resettling people from Nauru still remains in the ‘too hard basket’ - while the current government has committed over $60 million dollars in the next year, to offshore processing facilities. Read more...

Submission to UN open ended inter-governmental working group on transnational corporations & other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Submitted By Associate Professor Justine Nolan, UNSW, Faculty Of Law & Deputy Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre

Sharing insights with federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

UNSW colleagues from across faculties and schools met and shared insights with federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins during her visit to the AHRCentre.

Launch of national student survey on sexual assault and harassment

The first national student survey looking at sexual assault and harassment at universities was launched at UNSW on Tuesday 23 August 2016 as part of Universities Australia’s broader campaign to prevent and address sexual assault and harassment at universities

Towards Reparative Transformation: Revisiting the Impact of Violence against Women in a Post-TRC South Africa

Read an abstract from AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach's latest article that offers a retrospective analysis of the capacity of transformative institutions to alter the conditions that have enabled gender-based violence and to prevent its repetition.

Media, Corporate Responsibility and Free Speech with Prof Sarah Joseph

The focus of the seminar was on applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the media industry and how, in their current state, these principles are conceptually inadequate to deal with the human rights responsibilities of the contemporary media.

Human Rights and the Anti-Doping Lex Sportiva— The Relationship of Public and Private International Law

Read Prof Andrew Byrnes's chapter on how human rights standards affect the exercise of power by those who decide whether or not a person should be permitted to engage in sport because of alleged or proven doping.

Four executed and more to come: Jokowi’s “shoot to kill” strategy on fighting drugs

Lexi Sun, our AHRCentre Reprieve intern, writes about Indonesia’s hardline stance on capital punishment for drug-related crimes - an absolute focus on the collective ‘right to life’ rather than on individual rights. Read more...

The Northern Territory Royal Commission: Will it make a difference?

Eleanor Holden, our Human Rights Defender student intern, probes into the current debate that the Royal Commission has failed to highlight and question the over-representation of Indigenous youth in the Northern Territory justice system. Read more...

Podcast from Radio National: Human rights and its importance for business

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.