human rights

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A former anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela before ascending to one of the highest judicial posts in South Africa will deliver a public lecture for UNSW Law this month.

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The private sector needs to go beyond corporate charity and traditional social responsibility models, and embrace human rights as a fundamental business priority, writes Michael Posner.

Yeonmi Park

The word for “love” in North Korea refers only to the Dear Leader, and words for liberty or human rights don’t exist, defector and activist Yeonmi Park has told a UNSW Sydney Writers’ Festival audience.

Human Rights

The Cameron Government has committed to repealing the UK Human Rights Act 1998. George Williams looks at the debate and the Act's significance for countries using the Westminster system of government.

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The creation of the Citizenship Loss Board is an Orwellian development that operates in secret according to its own rules, writes George Williams.

Xi Jingping

Trade and security should not be the only focus of Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Beijing, writes Elaine Pearson.

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Award-winning journalist Peter Greste will deliver UNSW’s 2016 Gandhi Oration in a free public lecture on Friday 29 January.

democracy

An extraordinary number of Australian laws now infringe basic democratic standards, but we hardly bat an eyelid, writes George Williams.

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The Diplomacy Training Program, based at UNSW Law, and its alumni have won a prestigious human rights award from Australia’s peak body on international development and humanitarian action.

refugees welcome

The government’s response to the cancellation of the visit by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants is evidence of the bewildering doublethink regarding Australia’s “legitimacy” as an international leader, UNSW's Human Rights Clinic says.

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