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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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With Australia’s main political parties overwhelmingly in favour of indefinite detention for refugees with an adverse security assessment, the High Court offers the final hope for a fair go, writes George Williams.

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Just days before she is due to deliver an annual human rights lecture at UNSW, Zimbabwean lawyer and government critic Beatrice Mtetwa is again facing criminal charges.

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A new video series featuring some of Australia's leading law academics takes viewers behind the headlines for expert guidance on our most pressing contemporary issues. 

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The historical record shows that no party has a monopoly on human rights reform. It also shows that every government has, at some point, deserved criticism for breaching human rights, argues George Williams. 

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Developing practical strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to reinforce their rights in Australia is the focus of an intensive summit at UNSW this week.

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