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Nelson Mandela's passing brings reflections on South Africa's future

AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach reflects on the death of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's future on ABC's 7.30.

Podcast available - Remembering Mandela: Andrea Durbach

Andrea Durbach, Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre, speaks about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, particularly the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Justine Nolan presents paper at American Society of International Law Human Rights Interest Group Workshop at UC Berkeley

The paper discusses the process of re-regulation whereby state and non-state actors are utilising a combination of public and private regulation to improve the framework for corporate human rights compliance.

AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach shortlisted for Human Rights Award

Congratulations to AHRCentre Director Professor Andrea Durbach who has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Australian Human Rights Law Award. She has had an extraordinary career promoting and advancing human rights.

Identifying best practice in parliamentary oversight of human rights to enhance effectiveness

Leading experts on human rights and on parliaments from the Philippines, Bosnia, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands, including AHRCentre's Prof Andrew Brynes, met at King's College to identify best practice in parliamentary oversight of human rights and to identify practical measures to enhance its effectiveness.

Informing the debate about human rights, one tweet at a time

UNSW media law lecturer Daniel Joyce and Generation Y representative Lyndon Goddard debated the question of whether social media undermines informed discussion about human rights issues.

AHRCentre scores well in latest ARC grant outcomes

AHRCentre Director, Andrea Durbach, Centre Steering Committee members Louise Chappell and Andrew Byrnes, and International Humanitarian Law Project Director, Sarah Williams have been awarded 2014 Australian Research Council grants for a range of research projects.

UNSW Law students awarded top honours at the 10th Model UN in China

The UNSW Law team joined over 460 university students from all corners of China to debate the confronting and challenging issues associated with the Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls.

Enhancing Realization of Women’s Human Rights and Access to Justice - AHRCentre in Jakarta

Andrew Byrnes and Sarah Dobinson took part in ‘Enhancing Realization of Women’s Human Rights and Access to Justice’, Regional Dialogue with Southeast Asian National Human Rights Institutions and ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms, 4-6 October 2013, in Jakarta, Indonesia.