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Religious Discrimination Bill highly inconsistent with international human rights law

posted on November 27, 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) believes the third version of the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill remains inconsistent with international human rights law and creates an extreme anti-human rights situation where all Australians can potentially be harmed by permissible discrimination on the basis of religious faith. ALHR President Kerry Weste said, “While ALHR welcomes … Read More >>

A huge win for democracy as the Senate rejects Government regulations which would silence Australian charities.

posted on November 25, 2021

Charity isn’t just about helping those in need – it’s about working for systemic change. This win ensures the long tradition of charitable advocacy continues. #HandsOffCharities MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 25 November 2021 A WIN FOR DEMOCRACY COMMON SENSE PREVAILS IN CHARITY REGULATION FIGHTBACK Australia’s charities and not-for-profit sector is today relieved that common sense has … Read More >>

Human Rights Lawyers Welcomes Inquiry into Gay Hate and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010

posted on November 5, 2021

Human Rights Lawyers Welcomes Inquiry into Gay Hate and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010 Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) welcomes the announcement from the New South Wales Government that it will establish a judicial inquiry into gay hate and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010 (“the inquiry”). The judicial inquiry follows … Read More >>

Human Rights Lawyers welcome the Australian Human Rights Commission Report on the rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics

posted on October 20, 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) LGBT Co-Chairs, Georgia Burke and Nicholas Stewart, stand with the intersex community to welcome the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Ensuring health and bodily integrity (2021)” report, released on 18 October 2021. Georgia and Nicholas said: “Intersex people form a diverse population with many different kinds of bodies, sex characteristics, … Read More >>

Human rights lawyers call for AUSLAN interpreters to be present at NSW COVID-19 Press Conferences

posted on October 11, 2021

  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) expresses significant concern regarding the press conferences held by the NSW Government on October 10 and 11 2021 which did not have Auslan interpreters visible to viewers.  Natalie Wade, Vice President and Disability Rights Subcommittee Chair states, “Article 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with … Read More >>

BREAKING: Top UN Human Rights body recognises right to a sustainable environment, appoints independent expert

posted on October 9, 2021

 Australian human rights experts welcome news overnight that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has recognised the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and appointed a new Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change. Two resolutions were comfortably passed. The first, proposed by Costa Rica, The Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia … Read More >>

Addressing human and environmental exploitation is everyone’s business

posted on September 9, 2021

Australia’s leading human rights association is holding a national forum aimed at educating and empowering the general public to make a difference to modern slavery. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is seeking to raise awareness of the fact that a lack of action to protect the environment by governments and the private sector is … Read More >>

Human Rights Lawyers Support Progress Towards Justice for Victims of Historical LGBT Hate Crimes

posted on August 23, 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) LGBT Co-Chairs, Georgia Burke and Nicholas Stewart, welcome recent progress within NSW towards identifying suspects allegedly involved in historical LGBT murders.  Georgia and Nicholas said: “While ALHR cannot comment on the details of  arrests, we can say that this has been, and remains, a long and difficult journey for … Read More >>

How to Become a Human Rights Lawyer – ALHR Webinar

posted on August 23, 2021

Interested in working in human rights? Join us TONIGHT with a fantastic panel: Nathan Kennedy, Head of Pro Bono & Community Hall & Wilcox Emma Towney, Head of Dhurranwang Aboriginal Human Rights Program Canberra Community Law Heidi Yates, ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates Monday August 23 at 6.30PM Register by emailing: lrsjhumanrights@gmail.com