Australian Human Rights Institute

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Increased corporate awareness of the risks of modern slavery isn’t translating into effective practices to reduce it.

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A UN report into the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China, says allegations of torture are 'credible'. 

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There are steps to avoid infection and a vaccine is likely, says a public health expert from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

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Australian Human Rights Institute’s Allison Carter and UNSW Law & Justice’s Luke McNamara explain what the reforms mean for preventative responses to sexual violence and their impact from a criminal justice perspective.

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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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