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Special issue on ‘transformative reparations for sexual violence post-conflict: prospects and problems’

AHRCentre project directors Andrea Durbach, Louise Chappell and Sarah Williams have written the foreword for the International Journal of Human Rights, their special issue on transformative reparations for sexual violence post-conflict.

Response to Attorney General’s Department Report Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement Public Consultation Paper

The modern slavery risk is real and the Australian Government is currently considering the introduction of legislation to require commercial organizations to report on the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain.

Civil Society and International Criminal Justice

The speakers highlighted the importance for all victims of human rights abuses to be granted access to justice. They also spoke of the importance of building capacity for prosecutions and trials at a national level, so that justice does not have to occur in a remote location. Read more...

Postponed: Why this Unrelenting Rise of Violence against Women in South Africa? Class, Race and Gender and the Post-Apartheid Condition of Existential Despair

Friday's seminar (27th October at 5.30pm) by Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Government ignores advice of expert group on business and human rights

Australian companies, for the most part, fail to adequately respond to human rights risks in their operations and supply chains - while expert advice on business and human rights has been dismissed outright by the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.

Professor Louise Chappell announced as Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute

Renowned political science and human rights scholar, Professor Louise Chappell will take up the role of Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute.

AHRCentre recent research achievements

Recent published research by members of the AHRCentre, including: Andrea Durbach, Director; Justine Nolan, Deputy Director; Claire Higgins, Human Rights Defender Editor, Melanie Schwartz, AJHR Editor and Lucas Lixinski, Project Director.

Nothing about us, without us, is for us’: victims and the international criminal justice system

Transitional justice is about viewing the law as a tool for justice, transformation, redress, and transition to respect for the rule of law. And, ultimately, its transformative impact depends upon the proximity to and engagement with the affected communities.

Searching for defamation law reform - Dr Daniel Joyce

Who should bear liability for the publication of defamatory material via a search engine? AHRCentre project director Daniel Joyce reviews the case law in Australia in light of UK law and an up-coming High Court consideration of the issues … read more

Prof Philip Alston awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from UNSW Sydney

In recognition of Professor Alston’s eminent service to the community through his contribution to human rights and justice globally as an internationally renowned law scholar and human rights more