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 >>

Grab your ticket to the ALHR & NJP Human Rights Dinner

posted on August 9, 2018

Join Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and the National Justice Project for dinner in support of our work to protect and promote human rights in Australia. We are honoured to host an evening in conversation with our special guests: Tony McAvoy SC: Leading native title barrister and the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed Senior Counsel, Mr McAvoy … Read More >>

The State of Digital Rights 2018

posted on May 16, 2018

ALHR is proud to endorse the release of the State of Digital Rights report, which outlines the many ways Australians’ rights are being impacted by the activities of private companies and governments in the online world. The internet is often touted as the new frontier of freedom of expression, described simultaneously as a wide open … Read More >>

Event: Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

posted on May 11, 2018

 Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and the University of Sydney Law School proudly invite you to the Australian launch of Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights. Please join us for an evening in conversation with Professor David Kinley and Special Guest Nicole Abadee hosted by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.    Author David Kinley, Chair in … Read More >>