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Applications open: Beijing internship with Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers

UNSW law students in their final years of study and who have completed a course in public international law, public interest litigation and/or human rights are eligible. Deadline is 20 May 2015. Apply today.

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Developing the Law on Sexual Violence?

Sarah Williams and Emma Palmer have recently published an article on the ECCC’s jurisprudence and argue that the ECCC has made little contribution to the development of the legal framework surrounding sexual violence.

PowerPoint presentation available from The Forgotten Children

We have had a few requests for a copy of Madeline Gleeson's and Jenni Whelan's presentation on The Forgotten Children. They have been kind enough to share it with us and you can access it here.

Sogi’s Story nominated for EACA Care Award

The team behind Sogi's Story has done it again! We've been nominated for another award - this time for the EACA Care Awards. The main aim of this annual ceremony is to recognise excellence in promoting care for people, resources and the environment.

Call for Proposals: Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific

We are pleased to announce an expert workshop on Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific, to be held at UNSW on Friday 24 July 2015. We welcome proposals on the following themes, as well as those on other related issues and from a perspective other than law.

Excessive use of force to be exercised in immigration detention centres

The Migration Amendment Bill 2015 proposes to give security guards in detention centres the power to use force if they believe it is necessary to protect life or avoid injury. A, perhaps unintended, consequence of the Bill is that it may encourage mistreatment and violence against asylum seekers.

Podcast available from today's The Forgotten Children

Earlier today, over 120 people gathered to listen to Jenni Whelan and Madeline Gleeson review the AHRC's The Forgotten Children report. To listen to a podcast of the event, click on the above link.

Sogi’s Story nominated for a Good Design Award

We are delighted to announce that Sogi's Story has been nominated for Good Design Award in the Communication Design category. Sogi’s Story is an educational resource on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. Check it out...

Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

The London School of Economics and Political Science recently posted an article on Sogi's Story in their student-led blog on human rights. Read more...

Submission to Senate Committee on agreements of less than treaty status

Drawing attention to the current state of Parliamentary and public access to the texts of formal arrangements between Australia and other countries that are of ‘less than treaty status’, especially memorandums of understanding (MOUs).