UNSW Law

Woman stands in front of her destroyed home in Vanuatu

As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, evacuations are likely to become increasingly common and costly – in human and economic terms.

A child holding a poster on landfill with 'save our planet' written on it.

Adults (and governments) don’t see children as agents of their own human rights – and that's a big problem.

Jennifer Robinson

In the 50th anniversary year of UNSW Law & Justice, a renowned human rights lawyer reflects on the founding Dean’s legacy and ‘living greatly in the law’.

Queensland Quarantine Camp 1919

How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up today?

A child wearing a protective sterile medical mask with the parent holding a globe.

Every time a new policy is introduced or an old one is abandoned, its impact on children’s rights must be assessed and evaluated again.

protest crowd

An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.

A QR code check in outside a business

State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.

primary school-aged children walk across a zebra crossing wearing face masks

The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.

A vaccinated person using the digital health passport app on their mobile phone.

UNSW legal and software engineering experts look at the implications of vaccine passports and the impact on people’s liberty and safety.

young afghan children leave an airport after leaving the country

An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.

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