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No miraculous solutions to the puzzle of territory-history-democracy-law?

Democracy makes the settlement of territorial disputes more difficult, as it makes diplomacy more directly subordinate to public opinions. Greater efforts for sharing understanding on international law will help overcome these challenges.

Widening the net or streamlining the process? Migrant health screening and securitisation in Australia and beyond

This article critically examines the rise of forms of biometric health screening in relation to migrant bodies in Australia, highlighting concerns about stigma and privacy in an era of securitisation and information sharing across national borders.

A constellation of problems facing the provision of humanitarian aid to IDPs

Paul White discussed, among other things, a right to shelter and freedom of movement as well as the ‘safety, security, dignity’ framework which shape policy in camps and provision of services on the ground.

Landmark decision of the SA Const Court in the Southern African Litigation Centre v National Director of Public Prosecutions

Presented by Dr Hannah Woolaver, the case confirms that South African courts can, and may even have a duty to, exercise universal jurisdiction over international crimes in certain circumstances.

Responses to Conflict-related Sexual and Gender-based Violence

This workshop showcased the strength of expertise and diversity of scholarship across the University on conflict-related sexual violence by considering the importance of adopting positions that address and link up the spectrum of violence against women both at national and international levels.

Ground breaking new report on terrorist listing

This first comprehensive report documents the use of laws banning ‘terrorist organisations’ in the management of conflict with Al-Shabaab in Somalia, Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey, combining legal analysis with in-depth case studies.

Addressing Corporate Human Rights Challenges Through Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives have become the default response to address so-called governance gaps, situations in which state actors are either unable or unwilling to provide basic rights for their citizen.

Report available: Transformative Reparations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the ECCC

Reflections, Recommendations and Next Steps: This report details the outcomes of a workshop held in Phnom Penh on 28 November 2014 - on designing and implementing transformative reparations for sexual and gender-based violence.

Proposed Laws Violate Iranian Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Our first article for the student voice is by Georgie Richardson, Student Editor at the Australian Journal of Human Rights, on two proposed laws in Iran that could, if approved, restrict Iranian women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Seminar: Current issues in the spread and control of tuberculosis around the world

AHRCentre Project Director Jed Horner will be presenting, with Dr Gabrielle Scandurra and Jane Carroll, at a free seminar on Friday, 20 March, from 9am to 10am - on TB amongst migrants in NSW, current TB research in Australia, and the ethics of isolation in TB. Read more...