find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Human rights lawyer to speak in Sydney

Human rights lawyer to speak in Sydney

A human rights lawyer and another human rights advocate have been called to speak at a roundtable discussion on human rights in Indonesia at the Faculty of Law this month.


A human rights lawyer and another human rights advocate have been called to speak at a roundtable discussion on human rights in Indonesia at the Faculty of Law this month. 


Yan Christian Warinussy, lawyer and director of the Institute for Research, Analysis and Development of Legal Aid, will speak about the prospect of political dialogue between Jakarta and the Papuans to address the social injustice in the province. 


In the 12 years since the fall of President Suharto, human rights have been at the heart of political development and change in Indonesia, with the human rights movement playing an important role. 


But Indonesians still face many challenges, including continuing impunity of the police and military, corruption, poverty and destruction of the environment, the University of NSW said today in a statement. 


Continuing conflict, human rights violations, social injustice and stalled political discussions in West Papua have created deep distrust among Papuans toward Jakarta’s policy, and growing concern inside Indonesia and internationally, it said. 


The two leading human rights advocates from Jakarta and West Papua will come to Australia to promote dialogue and understanding.


Christian Warinussy will be joined by Usman Hamid, the coordinator for missing persons and victims of violence in Jakarta. 


Hamid has been sued for criminal defamation by the retired State Intelligence Agency head, Gen. Muchdi Purwopranjono, alleged to have orchestrated the murder of a leading human rights lawyer, Munir Said Thalib. He will speak on the issue of democratic consolidation in Indonesia and legal impunity. 


They will speak at several public forums in Sydney and Canberra. They will explore the developments in Indonesian democracy and human rights and the current situation in West Papua. 



Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Human rights lawyer to speak in Sydney
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
microphone
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
protest
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Blocked
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...