Latest human rights

Libby Thomas
Politics Jun 30 2022 ByLibby ThomasIn 2022, women’s health and safety is a global issue

The decision of Dobbs v Jackson is a setback for women’s health and safety that is being felt all around the globe, wr...

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US Supreme Court
Politics Jun 27 2022 ByJerome DoraisamyThe US Supreme Court’s decision to upend the landmark 1973 decision ...

The US Supreme Court’s decision to upend the landmark 1973 decision recognising abortion as a constitutional right, wh...

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Kieran Pender
Big Law Jun 20 2022 ByMalavika SanthebennurHuman rights lawyers need to think outside the box

Kieran Pender, senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said his field is not “black letter lawyering” and, as ...

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Politics Jun 09 2022 BySimon LevettCharter is the missing link in rights protections

The global push for human rights charters has stalled, with the United Kingdom discussing leaving the European Conventio...

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Tasmania
The Bar Jun 06 2022 ByAdrian SuljanovicStrip searches in children’s detention centres to end in Tasmania

The Tasmanian government has passed laws that will end routine strip searches of children in Tasmanian jails. ...

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Politics May 30 2022 ByLauren Croft and Jerome DoraisamyWhy this young lawyer stood for Parliament

Federal politics is in serious need of a moral compass, says this human rights activist and lawyer. It’s why she recen...

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Professor Justine Nolan
Politics May 29 2022 BySimon LevettThe prospect of a protracted conflict in Ukraine has led to closer scr...

The prospect of a protracted conflict in Ukraine has led to closer scrutiny of the role of legal practitioners undertaki...

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Hugh de Kretser
SME Law May 29 2022 BySimon LevettIt has been announced that Hugh de Kretser, current executive director...

It has been announced that Hugh de Kretser, current executive director of the Human Rights Law Centre, will move from th...

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abortion ban
Politics May 11 2022 ByLauren CroftPotential US abortion ban ‘a gross violation of human rights law’

After a draft majority opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States was leaked earlier this month, one legal instit...

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Ukraine
Politics Apr 10 2022 ByJerome DoraisamyUkrainian government forms task force for crimes committed in Ukraine

Renowned human rights barrister Amal Clooney is one of many high-profile legal professionals who have agreed to help Ukr...

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