human rights

The plight of around 50 Indonesian boys currently being held in Australian adult prisons awaiting criminal prosecution for people smuggling will be outlined at a free public forum at UNSW Law School next week (Monday 17 October).

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Australia and the United States should not be afraid to shine a spotlight on nations in the region that fall short on their human rights obligations, US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich has told a UNSW audience.

US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Public Lecture at UNSW next week (Tuesday, 10 May).

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The federal government's new asylum policy may not be a response to racism and xenophobia, but the concerns behind it are being fuelled by ignorance and a dismal political debate about refugees, argues UNSW's Jane McAdam.

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Australia's courts will increasingly be forced to deal with conflict between human rights and the sexist cultural traditions of some minorities in Australia, according to NSW Chief Justice Jim Spigelman.

Israeli human rights advocate and litigator Professor Frances Raday will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre annual lecture at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday 17 November.

Leading Pakistani human rights lawyer Hina Jilani will deliver the 2009 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW this week.

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Modern communications mean regimes around the world can no longer commit barbarities against their own people and expect to get away with it, East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta has told a UNSW audience.

President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta will join former colleagues from UNSW next week (Monday 27 July) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP).

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Australia's record on children in detention and its draconian anti-terrorism laws are examples of why we need a Human Rights Act, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has told a packed public forum at UNSW.

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