Australian Human Rights Institute

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Children and young people are likely to face the worst effects of climate change, but they’ve often been denied a seat at the table in global discussions on how to tackle the climate crisis. 

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An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.

A vaccinated person using the digital health passport app on their mobile phone.

UNSW legal and software engineering experts look at the implications of vaccine passports and the impact on people’s liberty and safety.

Artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth

The Emmy caps an eventful year for the Sydney artist, who began 2020 advocating for stronger leadership on climate change.

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A special issue of the Human Rights Defender magazine examines the right to quality education in the face of climate change, forced migration and for Indigenous populations.

Women workers on the front-line are assets to our healthcare system. Image: Shutterstock.

The National Cabinet must protect women’s human rights in their response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.

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Australian medical research needs to ensure men's and women’s medical issues are analysed equally, according to a report published today.

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The new publication offers unique insights into alternative ways that human rights can be protected.

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While slavery may seem a remote concept, we often unwittingly benefit via the clothes we buy, the food we eat and the companies we invest in, writes Justine Nolan.

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