Welcoming Disability Campaign Launch

posted on March 9, 2020

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Down Syndrome Australia invite you to join us this Thursday evening in Adelaide at the official launch of Welcoming Disability – a campaign calling for the urgent review of Australia’s current migration health laws. We are honoured to be hosting the eminent human rights expert Professor Mary Crock as … Read More >>

Workshop: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Building Capacity on Implementation and Reporting

posted on January 27, 2020

Call for Applications The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP), Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Youth Law Australia are calling for applications for a 2-day intensive training program to build knowledge and understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of the Australian reporting process to the UN Committee on the … Read More >>

Organ Transplants and Crimes Against Humanity In China: An Australian Issue

posted on November 8, 2019

Please join ALHR at an expert panel discussion with Q&A: ‘Organ Transplants and Crimes Against Humanity In China: An Australian Issue’ The evening will include a screening of the short film, “The China Tribunal Final Judgement”  A shortage of organ donors worldwide is undeniable and travelling overseas for a transplant is on the rise. The medical and legal implications … Read More >>

Fundraiser for Indigenous Barristers Trust, ‘A Bush Tucker Night’

posted on November 2, 2019

Fundraiser for Indigenous Barristers Trust, ‘A Bush Tucker Night’  Wednesday 20 November 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm Public Defenders Chambers, 1 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW The NSW Bar Association’s First Nations Committee is hosting a fundraiser for the Indigenous Barristers’ Trust – The Mum Shirl Fund. Try some bush tucker and wines by First … Read More >>

Remembering Rwanda: A journey towards Justice and Reconciliation, June 13

posted on April 3, 2019

ALHR is pleased to be supporting this Australian Human Rights Institute and Australian Red Cross event to commemorate 25 years since the Rwandan genocide and the establishment of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. ‘Remembering Rwanda: A journey towards Justice and Reconciliation’ is a series of panel discussions with academics, practitioners and experts considering the challenges … Read More >>

ALHR Launches Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Subcommittee

posted on March 23, 2019

ALHR is very pleased to announce the launch of a new Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Subcommittee chaired by Charlie Faulder. Charlie is very much looking forward to leading ALHR’s advocacy in an area of human rights that are often neglected. If you are interested in joining this very important subcommittee please see below for further information. About Charlie Faulder Charlie is … Read More >>

ALHR launches new national Children’s Rights Subcommittee

posted on March 23, 2019

ALHR is very pleased to announce the launch of a new Children’s Rights Subcommittee co-chaired by Professor Rita Shackel and ALHR President, Kerry Weste. Children’s Rights are an area of key strategic priority for ALHR and this subcommittee aims to increase the volume and impact of our advocacy. About Professor Rita Shackel Rita Shackel is a Professor … Read More >>

Australian women and girls with disabilities face pervasive and widespread violence

posted on December 4, 2018

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is pleased to release the third of four policy papers addressing Australia’s international legal obligations to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. This third position paper to be published discusses the pervasive and widespread violence and abuse committed against women and girls with disabilities across a range of … Read More >>

Human rights lawyers deeply concerned that reintroduction of Fred Nile’s Foetal Personhood Bill will violate women and girls’ rights

posted on November 9, 2018

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is deeply concerned by the reintroduction of Fred Nile’s Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2017, which seeks to criminalise harm to, or the destruction of, a “child in utero”. The Bill was initially reintroduced in March 2017 and is anticipated to again return to the Legislative Council on 15 … Read More >>