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Project Director Dr Lucas Lixinski presents paper at American Society of International Law Research Forum

The paper discusses the ways in which international human rights courts, in analysing very discrete issues of state compliance with substantive human rights norms, end up making broad pronouncements to states on how they should design their own institutions, particularly their judiciary.

Gender Justice and Legitimacy at the International Criminal Court

AHRCentre Project Director and Political scientist Professor Louise Chappell - a leading expert on the International Criminal Court - addresses contentious gender politics at the ICC in her lecture at the Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge.

Launch of first comprehensive report on Migrant Workers' Access to Justice at Home

Director of the AHRCentre's Migrant and Refugee Rights project, Bassina Farbenblum has recently returned from Jakarta where she launched a report of the first comprehensive study of migrant workers’ access to redress in their country of origin.

Podcast available for Stephan Parmentier's seminar on Reparations

Listen to the podcast from Prof Stephan Parmentier's seminar Reparations for victims of international crimes: legal and criminological aspects by clicking on this link.

Efforts to improve working conditions chug along

In April 2013 the collapse of a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh containing five garment factories, killed more than 1,100 people. Media attention quickly focused on the responsibilities of multinational firms outsourcing their products in these factories to improve working conditions and develop longer term plans to allow such victims redress.

Australia failing to meet its obligations to people with disabilities

The United Nations has found Australia is failing to meet its obligations to people with disabilities. Rosemary Kayess, AHRCentre's director of the Disability and human rights project commented on PM (ABC radio) that this gives the Australian Government something really strong to work with in identifying areas of reform, and working within reform processes that have already started.

International Criminal Court collapse would set back justice for women

Given the partial advancements in gender justice in the first decade of ICC, should we care if the African Union vote provokes the court’s collapse? The ICC is imperfect, no doubt, but it does offer an unprecedented framework for advancing women’s rights argues AHRCentre project director Louise Chappell.

Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back

AHRCentre Deputy Director Justine attended a conference at West Virginia University on Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back which examined the United Nations’ recent work on business and human rights issues, an area that has grown substantially in the last ten years.

Seminar: “Impact” is not just for litigation – affecting change through transactional lawyering

In his seminar at UNSW Law Faculty, Professor Praveen Kosuri inspired students with his ideas on using transactional lawyering as an agent for change. He urged those in attendance to think outside of the normal parameters to find ways to achieve results through other types of lawyering and in a variety of areas of law.

China, New Media, the Internet and Human Rights

AHRCentre Project Director Daniel Joyce attended the Sixth Beijing Forum on Human Rights with a wide range of international and local participants. His paper examined the transformative potential of the Internet and social media in terms of human rights protection and awareness.