Decision to send WA children to maximum security adult prison slammed as flagrant breach of international standards

posted on July 15, 2022

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has condemned the West Australian Government’s decision to transfer 20 children and young people from Banksia Hill Detention Centre (BHDC) to the maximum security adult Casuarina Prison stating there are “no circumstances that justify the placement of children in adult prison facilities.”  ALHR President Kerry Weste said, “Moving children … Read More >>

AGM documents and notice 2022

posted on June 13, 2022

The ALHR Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on 27 June at 7.00PM AEST Please email to RSVP your attendance.  Zoom meeting details: Topic: ALHR AGM Time: Jun 27, 2022 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 899 1748 8141 Passcode: 334848 One tap mobile +61871501149,,89917488141#,,,,*334848# Australia +61280156011,,89917488141#,,,,*334848# Australia Dial … Read More >>

A Healthy Environment For All: Australian lawyers among global alliance of over 1300 organisations calling for the UN General Assembly to affirm the Right to a Healthy Environment

posted on April 14, 2022

Ahead of the closing of the 76th UN General Assembly session, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), together with an alliance of over 1300 civil society and Indigenous people organisations from around the globe, are calling on UN Member States to affirm the right to a healthy environment.  Following advocacy by the governments of Costa … Read More >>

Submission: ‘No Rights Without Remedy’ Inquiry ACT Parliament

posted on April 7, 2022

Thanks to over 500 signatures received on our ALHR and ACTCOSS  “No Rights Without Remedy” Petition, the ACT Legislative Assembly is holding an Inquiry into whether the ACT Human Rights Act should be amended to include an accessible complaints mechanism. Unfortunately, while the ACT Human Rights Act was drafted to protect individuals against breaches of their … Read More >>

Submission: Review of QLD Anti-Discrimination Act Discussion Paper

posted on April 7, 2022

ALHR made a submission in response to the Queensland Human Rights Commission’s November 2021 Discussion Paper Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Our submission expands on ALHR’s earlier submission to the recent Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Serious Vilification and Hate Crimes. Prepared by our LGBTI Rights Committee, the focus of this work is primarily on issues relevant … Read More >>

NSW Government clearly can’t be trusted to protect our fundamental rights

posted on April 1, 2022

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights condemns the rushed passage of draconian new anti-protest laws in NSW. With support from NSW Labor, the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was rammed through the NSW Parliament after being introduced late Wednesday. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) President Kerry Weste said, “ALHR is deeply troubled by … Read More >>

Human rights lawyers slam attempts to ram through anti-protest laws in NSW

posted on March 31, 2022

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is deeply troubled by the Perrottet Government’s  attempts to rush through new anti-protest laws, which ALHR says threaten to breach Australia’s international human rights law obligations.  With support from NSW Labor, the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was rammed through the NSW Legislative Assembly late Wednesday night (in … Read More >>