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More than 60 scholars have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister to express their concern at the cancellation of a visit to Australia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Many were due to meet with the Special Rapporteur next week in Sydney.

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As the Diplomacy Training Program, based at UNSW Law, celebrates 25 years, some of its alumni have shared stories of the difference the advocacy program has made to the most vulnerable in the Asia-Pacific.

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Eighteen frontline human rights advocates from Asia and the Pacific will come to UNSW this month for consultations with politicians, industry, journalists, academics and NGOs on how to ensure business promotes peace, development and human rights. 

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US Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp has told a UNSW audience the Assad regime's penchant for documenting its criimes means “justice will arrive” for Syrians.

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As in Australia, the process of abolishing the death penalty in Indonesia will take time, led by people with a deep commitment to the value of human dignity, writes Patrick Earle.

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Australia is seen as “cruel and selfish” for its treatment of asylum seekers, barrister Julian Burnside has told a packed UNSW auditorium.

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Distinguished barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside will deliver the 2015 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW Law on Monday 30 March.

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The violence witnessed in recent months in Gaza will happen again unless Israeli governments and Palestinian resistance groups realise the rest of the world is serious about the rule of law, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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The abuse of migrant workers constructing venues for Qatar's 2022 World Cup is an issue for all who love the “beautiful game”, write Justine Nolan and Bassina Farbenblum.

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A doctor who worked at the Christmas Island detention centre has told a UNSW forum there has been “no adequate response” to a 92-page letter detailing concerns about asylum seekers' health.

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