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:

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 >>