Four years since the Horvath decision: Its time for parliament to act

posted on September 5, 2018

Four years ago,  human rights, legal and social justice organisations called upon the Victorian Government to respond decisively to the United Nations decision on the case of Corinna Horvath (pictured) ,  a young woman who was allegedly bashed by a policeman in her home more than 20 years ago. Since that letter there has been … Read More >>

Open letter to the NSW Premier calling for immediate investigation into Real Bodies – The Exhibition

posted on August 29, 2018

Leading human rights lawyers, medical professionals, academics and civil society organisations have written an open letter urgently calling on the NSW Government for an immediate investigation into Real Bodies – The Exhibition (Exhibition) currently showing at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney until October 2018.   The Exhibition is a for-profit business and involves a display … Read More >>

ALHR Concerned by Victorian mandatory sentencing measures

posted on August 3, 2018

ALHR has written to the Victorian Attorney-General to express its concern at the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018 which will elevate injury offences against on-duty emergency workers, custodial officers and youth justice custodial workers (exposed workers) to Category 1 offences that are subject to a mandatory minimum custodial sentence or other custodial order, and to narrow … Read More >>

Australian response to US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

posted on May 18, 2018

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has written to Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop to commend her decision not to send an Australian representative to the opening of the embassy of the United States of America in Jerusalem, Israel. “ALHR has long been gravely concerned by breaches of international law occurring … Read More >>

Anti-Discrimination and the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

posted on November 17, 2017

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has written to congratulate members of the Federal Parliament for committing to allow a historic victory for equality and human rights in the LGBTI community. Australians have voted “yes” in overwhelming numbers and we look forward to the passage of legislation ensuring marriage equality. We applaud the inclusive language … Read More >>

How will history view today?

posted on November 17, 2017

ALHR open letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Bill Shorten 15th November 2017 Dear Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, How will history view today? On this historic day for marriage equality in Australia, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) warmly congratulates you both for … Read More >>

Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill)

posted on August 9, 2017

ALHR has written to members of the Senate cross bench urging them to consider voting outright against the passage of the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill). The Australian Government is seeking to make substantial changes to the requirements for the acquisition of … Read More >>