Video of Gaza 2014: History, geo-politics, law

posted on August 15, 2014 DSC_1526

“Gaza 2014: History, geo-politics, law” was held on 14 August 2014 in Sydney. It was co-hosted by the Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University, and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. The panellists were Dr Emily Crawford, University of Sydney; Dr Anthony Billingsley, University of New South Wales; Dr Peter Slezak, University of New South … Read More >>

New video on asylum seeker policy in Australia

posted on August 15, 2014 October 018

On 17 October 2013 ALHR hosted a fundraiser event for the Asylum Seekers Centre of NSW in Sydney sponsored by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. The evening included a screening of the documentary Nowhere Home and a panel of experts discussed asylum seeker policy in Australia. Panellists included Professor Mary Crock (University of Sydney), Graham Thom (Asylum … Read More >>

Racial Discrimination Act +40 Symposium

posted on August 9, 2014

The Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, is holding a symposium on Thursday 19 February – Friday 20 February 2015 in Sydney. Call for Paper Proposals The Race Discrimination Commissioner welcomes abstracts of 250 words in length from researchers and practitioners in the areas of law, human rights, political and social sciences, philosophy and other … Read More >>

Gaza 2014: History, geo-politics, law

posted on August 7, 2014

You are invited to a public seminar in Sydney co-hosted by the Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University, and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights When: Thursday 14 August 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Minter Ellison Conference Room, Level L13, Old Law School of Sydney University (173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney). Speakers: Dr Emily Crawford, University … Read More >>

ALHR Welcomes Government Backdown on Race Discrimination Changes

posted on August 5, 2014

ALHR welcomes the Government’s decision to drop proposed changes to s 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Nathan Kennedy, President of ALHR, said: “these changes were unpopular with the majority of Australians and inconsistent with international human rights law.  The Prime Minister rightly acknowledged that the proposed changes would have undermined Australia’s social cohesion.” Mr Kennedy … Read More >>

ALHR Supports our Chinese Colleagues

posted on July 20, 2014

ALHR has written to the Chinese Ministry of Justice and All-China Lawyers Association raising concerns about the increasing harassment of lawyers in China. ALHR has called for the release of lawyers in detention and that the Chinese Government ensure protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with international human rights standards and international instruments … Read More >>

Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law Constitution Day Speakers Forum

posted on July 1, 2014 G + T Constitution Day

‘Say what you like: a constitutional right?’, a forum on freedom of speech issues and the Australian Constitution. The Constitution Day Speakers Forum is an annual event staged by the National Archives of Australia. The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law is pleased this year to host the 2014 forum at the Law Theatre, … Read More >>

Submissions made to Access to Justice Arrangements

posted on June 22, 2014

On 21 June 2013 the Terms of Reference paper for the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements became available. The Issues Paper was released on 16 September 2013 and the draft report was published on 8 April 2014. On 25 May 2014, ALHR President, Nathan Kennedy presented submissions. In its observations, … Read More >>