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Applications open: Beijing internship with Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers

The AHRCentre, in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission and with the financial support of DFAT, is pleased to announce that five students will have the opportunity to intern with Beijing-based Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers.

Shedding a light on female war crime perpetrators (in Bosnia)

The AHRCentre hosted an International Women’s Day seminar on 8 March 2016 with Dr Olivera Simic, entitled 'People who know her would never believe this' ...Were these simply “ordinary women responding to extraordinary circumstances’’? Read more...

The Amicus Curiae in International Criminal Justice

There are a number of issues regarding the use of amicus curiae briefs before international criminal tribunals that warrant further attention - including why and when to apply, what topics to address, and the relevant ethical considerations involved. Read more...

AHRCentre project on gender violence in university settings highlighted at Universities Australia conference

AHRCentre Director, Andrea Durbach told the recent annual Universities Australia conference that a drinking culture combined with entrenched gender inequality heightens the chances of sexual harassment and assault in university settings.

A letter to my younger self

The journey to a rewarding career can have uncertainties, pitfalls and detours. To mark International Women's Day 2016, AHRCentre deputy director Justine Nolan has written a letter to her younger self as a way of providing advice to younger women embarking on their careers.

Embarrassing Truths: Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

Human Rights Defender summer Student Editor Caitlin Eaton writes on how the Australian Government continues to enforce policies that breach international human rights, and endanger the physical and mental health of thousands of vulnerable individuals. Read more...

Resources available from 6th Annual Human Rights Teachers Workshop

The participation of political scientists, anthropologists, philosophers, sociologists, educationalists, and a range of colleagues from various disciplines provided an engaging forum for discussion and development. Read more...

Is there a right to protest in Australia?

Protest movements have helped to shape the world we live in. We associate protest with revolution, democracy and social movements. It is practised, dismissed as messy and inconvenient, mythologised, celebrated and even outlawed. Read more by Dr Daniel Joyce...

Transgender persons and mental health in Australia: awards and accolades, but what about lived experiences?

AJHR Student Editor Genevieve Wilks writes about public recognition of transgender persons as a welcome first step towards counteracting the historical vulnerability and marginalisation of transgender persons, read more...

The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy

Louise Chappell's new book, The Politics of Gender Justice at the ICC: Legacies and Legitimacy, provides the first comprehensive review of the implementation of the Rome Statute’s ground-breaking gender justice mandate. Read more...

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