Australia’s Minister for Women must explain her support of Cory Bernadi’s anti-abortion White Ribbon Senate motion

posted on November 27, 2017

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) have expressed serious concerns about Michaelia Cash, the Federal Minister for Women’s, decision to cross the floor to vote in favour of a November 16th motion by Australian Conservatives Senator Mr Cory Bernadi. The motion was designed to criticise White Ribbon, an organisation dedicated to reducing violence against women, … Read More >>

NGO coalition report for Australia’s review by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

posted on November 24, 2017

Next week in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will assess Australia’s compliance with the CERD. The NGO coalition report to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the CERD Committee) examines Australia’s compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination … Read More >>

ALHR is Recruiting: Co-Convenors NSW, Vic & SA

posted on July 9, 2017

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is seeking expressions of interest from lawyers to take up roles as Co-Convenors in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. There are three volunteer positions available and the successful applicants will join the existing experienced lawyers currently in post as Convenors. ALHR State/ Territory Convenors are responsible for … Read More >>

ALHR Meets with UN Special Rapporteur on Racism and Xenophobia

posted on December 10, 2016

ALHR’s Dr Tamsin Clarke, Chair of our Freedoms and Human Rights Act Subcommittees, attended a meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on racism and xenophobia, Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney last week. At the meeting ALHR made detailed oral submissions in relation to multiple concerns regarding racism and … Read More >>

Seminar: Violence Against Women – An International Human Rights Perspective

posted on October 11, 2016 Claire Hammerton

On Monday 22 August 2016, Chair of ALHR’s Women and Girls’ Rights Subcommittee, Claire Hammerton, presented a human rights based seminar on violence against women to students at the La Trobe Law School. The La Trobe Law and Justice Blog has written about Claire’s visit: Violence against women: The Scale of The Problem Claire’s presentation, entitled Violence Against Women: An … Read More >>

Gender-based violence on Nauru

posted on September 29, 2016

Idil Mohamud and Sophie Hantz are students of the La Trobe Law School, undertaking an internship with Australian Lawyers for Human Rights  and are currently compiling a brief of evidence for ALHR’s Women and Girls’ Rights Subcommittee for a possible CEDAW complaint on behalf of the asylum seeker and refugee women in Nauru. Idil and Sophie have written a blog … Read More >>