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Podcast available from the AHRCentre 2015 Annual Lecture on Disability Rights - A global agenda for the 21st century

On Thursday 4 June in The Law Theatre at UNSW Law, Graeme Innes AM and Gerard Quinn spoke to Rosemary Kayess at the AHRCentre's 2015 Annual Public Lecture on global disability rights.

Opportunity - Three-year PhD studentship: Human Rights Film Festivals: Politics, Programmes and Practices

The studentship will begin 1 October 2015 and covers the cost of home/EU tuition fees and provides an annual maintenance award of £14,057 (at 2015/16 rates). There are no nationality restrictions for this award.

Living with chains Photography Exhibition - An aid for the visually impaired

Follow the link above to access a written description of the photography exhibition, Living with chains, or to download the description via a Word document.

The Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice: An Interview with US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, Stephen Rapp

Emma Palmer, PhD Candidate at UNSW Law, spoke to Ambassador Rapp about contemporary opportunities and challenges for international criminal justice. Click on the above link to read the article.

Transformative Reparations for Sexual Violence Crimes in Conflict Settings: Building New Conceptual Frameworks

The workshop brought together international and Australian experts to explore the concept of ‘transformation’ and the role and limitations of international justice tribunals. Read more about it...

Sogi's Story wins Communication Design Award at Good Design Awards Australia

Developed by the AHRCentre, SOGI’s Story is a short graphic novel about same-sex couple Sogi and Kojo. It aims to dispel harmful myths and stigmas, and prevent discrimination and violence in 16 African Commonwealth countries.

The International Standard of Intellectual Disability and the Imposition of the Death Penalty

Whether a person who has a mental disorder or who suffers from intellectual disability, should be tried, convicted or executed for a capital offence, raises fundamental questions of justice and the purposes of the criminal justice system.

Listen to Achieving justice when courts are not yet able: The challenge of Syria with Ambassador Stephen Rapp

On Wednesday 20 May, Ambassador Stephen Rapp spoke to packed lecture theatre on a range of subjects related to the International Criminal Court, Syria and the objectives of relentlessly pursuing justice.

Listen to North Korea Inside/Out with Michael Kirby, Barnaby Caddy and Martin Krygier

A crowd of over 250 people gathered to hear Michael and Barnaby's personal accounts of their experience both inside North Korea and the broader impact of North Korea's policies on regional relationships.

Listen to Frederic Megret's seminar on Rescuing a pacifist sensitivity in international law

On 13 May 2015, Frederic Megret, an Associate Professor of Law at McGill University presented a fascinating seminar on peace, pacifism, humanitarianism, international law and different strategies that can be applied on the right to peace.