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 >>

Panel Discussion: Attacks on Political Speech in Australia

posted on March 23, 2018

Photo Credit: Newtown Graffiti: “Free Speech Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Dowson Turco Lawyers invite you to keep up to date on recent Federal Bills that threaten to significantly chill Australians’ right to free political speech, freedom of association and freedom of assembly. Are these Bills good law?  Join us for a discussion … Read More >>

ALHR Breakfast with Geoffrey Robertson QC

posted on March 12, 2018

Please join Australian Lawyers for Human Rights for an intimate breakfast with one of the world’s leading human rights advocates. Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC will speak to our guests about international law problems and sign copies of his highly acclaimed new book, Rather His Own Man. When Friday 23 March 2018 at 7:30am for a … Read More >>

ALHR Event: Attacks on political speech or Good Law?

posted on March 4, 2018

ALHR invites you to collect CLE points and keep up to date on three recent Federal Bills that threaten to significantly infringe Australians’ right to free political speech. Are these Bills good law? Join us for a discussion about what makes good law and the defects in the: Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017 National … Read More >>