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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

Webinar: Climate change and the rights of children

posted on August 17, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Diplomacy Training Program’s Child Rights webinar series, in partnership with Youth Law Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Registration is now open for the next webinar in the Diplomacy Training Program’s Child Rights webinar series, in partnership with Youth Law Australia, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and the Australian … Read More >>

ALHR Webinar: In Conversation With The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Kate Eastman AM SC and Julian Burnside AO QC

posted on August 15, 2021

Please join us in conversation with three of Australia’s leading human rights advocates: The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Kate Eastman AM SC and Julian Burnside AO QC, as they share stories of their journey in the law and their experiences in advocating for human rights protections. This Australian Lawyers for Human Rights webinar, moderated by international human rights barrister, … Read More >>

Australia failing to uphold international commitment to right to housing

posted on August 7, 2021

This Homelessness Week, leading human rights lawyers are calling for laws to protect the fundamental right to adequate housing. More than 116,000 experience homelessness in Australia on any given night, with many more at risk of homelessness. The largest number of those experiencing homelessness are women and children escaping family violence. And many more women … Read More >>

Fortress Australia: Legal Body calls for rights of appeal for Australians denied exit permission under COVID-19 international travel restrictions 

posted on August 6, 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has called on the Morrison Government to urgently fix its amended travel ban on Australians leaving the country so that decisions of the Australian Border Force (ABF) can be appealed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). ALHR’s Democratic Freedoms Chair Valerie Heath said, “Despite reports yesterday that Minister Andrews claims Australians … Read More >>

Respect at Work Bill does not go far enough

posted on July 24, 2021

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has expressed concern that the Federal Government’s Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) does not go far enough to implement the sweeping and widespread reforms necessary to address sex-based harassment in Australian workplaces.  Cassandra Bourke, Co-Chair of ALHR’s Women and Girls’ Rights … Read More >>

Webinar: Climate change, the rights of children, and the duty of care

posted on July 21, 2021

Registrations are now open for the seventh webinar in the Diplomacy Training Program’s Child Rights webinar series, in partnership with Youth Law Australia and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights – “Climate change, the rights of children and the duty of care“ When: Thursday 29th July 2021 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEST In response to the Government’s report on … Read More >>

Disability Community Calls For Reform After Discrimination Claims Become ‘Impossible To Prove’

posted on July 3, 2021

ALHR has joined with 46 organisations in an open letter led by  People With Disability Australia (PWDA) calling on the Commonwealth Attorney-General to rewrite Australia’s disability discrimination laws. ALHR Vice President and Chair of Disability Rights, Natalie Wade, is spokeswoman: “A frustrated alliance of lawyers and community organisations has lobbied the Commonwealth Attorney-General to rewrite Australia’s … Read More >>