Canstockphoto23119468-1600x476
Canstockphoto16654729-1600x476
Canstockphoto26998849-1600x476

Victoria leads the way with measured and empowering voluntary assisted dying legislation

posted on April 16, 2019

Leading human rights lawyers have applauded the impending commencement of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act , noting it provides terminally-ill Victorians who meet the relevant criteria with the autonomy to make informed decisions about their medical treatment and the timing and manner of their death, while also providing appropriate safeguards to protect vulnerable people from … Read More >>

LANDMARK DAY FOR JUSTICE FOR AUSTRALIANS WITH DISABILITIES

posted on April 6, 2019

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) applauds the  Federal Government’s establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. “This is a landmark day for Australians with Disability. Justice for those affected will finally be upheld” Kerry Weste, President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights remarked. “The establishment of … Read More >>

Federal Budget slammed for neglecting Australians on low incomes

posted on April 3, 2019

Australia’s leading association of human rights lawyers has expressed extreme disappointment with the Federal Government’s limited commitment to supporting people on low incomes in last night’s Federal Budget. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) says the only positive in the Budget is a one-off payment designed to assist with rising energy costs. However, Charlie Faulder, … Read More >>

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 >>

What does the Federal Budget deliver for people with disability in Australia?

posted on April 3, 2019

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) commends the federal Government’s allocation of $527.9 million over five years for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. ALHR recognises that more than half ($379.1m) will go to the Attorney-General’s Department to not only run the Royal Commission but also to provide … Read More >>

ALHR Attendance at UN Forum on Business & Human Rights, Geneva November 2018

posted on March 27, 2019

ALHR’s Business and Human Rights Subcommittee Co-Chairs, Lauren Zanetti and Madeleine Bridgette attended the 7th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva from 26 to 28 November 2018. The 2018 Forum, titled Business respect for human rights building on what works, involved around 2,500 participants from business, civil society, government, affected communities, … Read More >>

EOIs Sought: Business & Human Rights Co-Chair

posted on March 23, 2019

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is seeking expressions of interest from experienced lawyers to Co-Chair our National Business and Human Rights Subcommittee (BHR Subcommittee). Together with the existing Chair, the new Co-Chair will be responsible for leading ALHR’s work in the business and human rights space at a national and international level. The successful … 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 >>

Human Rights for NSW

posted on March 23, 2019

ALHR is very pleased to be working with the NSW Council for Civil Liberties to co-convene Human Rights for NSW, an alliance of leading legal, civil society and community organisations who support the introduction of a Human Rights Act in New South Wales. NSW is lagging behind more progressive states like Victoria, the ACT and Queensland in protecting the most vulnerable members of our … Read More >>