January 26 Events Celebrating Indigenous Culture

posted on January 23, 2021

Image from NITV Ignite ALHR appreciates that 26 January represents a very difficult period for many First Nations people. ALHR urges the Commonwealth Government to engage with the evolving debate regarding the appropriateness of celebrating Australia Day on 26 January, which for many First Nations people is a date synonymous with invasion, dispossession and a history and … Read More >>

We’ll always have Paris?

posted on September 6, 2020

UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE LAW FROM AN AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 5:30pm (AEST) Wednesday 23 September 2020 Earn 1.5 CPD points and learn from international climate change and business and human rights experts. This virtual event co-hosted by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Johnson Winter & Slattery aims to provide participants with the fundamentals of … Read More >>

Human Rights at a Local Level: The Case for a Human Rights Act for NSW

posted on August 26, 2020

ALHR is very proud to co-convene the Human Rights for NSW Alliance with NSWCCL, a campaign which brings together over 30 organisations who support the introduction of a Human Rights Act for NSW. We are thrilled to invite you to Affinity’s webinar episode in collaboration with NSW Council for Civil Liberties & Whitlam Institute.  Registration … Read More >>

ALHR Event: Zoom discussion on COVID-19 and its human rights dimensions

posted on June 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant effect on individuals, communities and governments.  Please join ALHR for a Zoom panel discussion to discuss the impact of the virus on our economic, social, cultural, and civil and political rights.  The discussion will have a particular focus on the impact of the virus on the human rights of vulnerable groups … Read More >>

Sorry Day 2020

posted on May 27, 2020

ALHR acknowledges and recognises members of the Stolen Generations and the impact of their forced removal and separation from their families, communities and country. Sorry means you never do it again. Sorry means action beyond symbolism. #SorryDay2020 #auspol #UluruStatement

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 >>