Ms Kayess will be the first woman with lived experience of disability to hold the office since the inaugural commissioner, who was appointed 30 years ago.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has released a statement on the responsibilities of governments to reduce harm from climate change. Here’s what’s in it for Australia.
How athletes perceive their human rights is, at last, getting attention, says Nikki Dryden, Olympian and Associate at the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney.
In cases where human rights are abused through the economic activity of a large corporation, signing a waiver of one’s rights in exchange for compensation is often grossly inadequate.
A UN report into the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China, says allegations of torture are 'credible'.
Criticisms of the Public Trustee in Queensland deserve investigation but there are broader issues to consider, says a UNSW expert in succession law.
G20 countries have a moral responsibility to protect women migrants working in the garment and domestic sectors, says an international research consortium.
International human rights expert addresses whether an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act is a threat to religious freedom.
Governments can meet their international protection obligations towards refugees without sacrificing public health, says a human rights law expert.
Despite Australia’s long history of a secular government, this bill might create a future that segregates people based on their faith and beliefs.