UNSW Law

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Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be amended to apply only to language that will "degrade, intimidate or incite hatred or contempt", writes George Williams.

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Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises, writes Jane McAdam.

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Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down the 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas, write Kathy Bowrey and Michael Handler.

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The present language of human rights cannot adequately capture the types of rights that exist in socialist societies like Cuba, writes Dorothea Anthony.

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UNSW Law Conjoint Professor James Edelman is to become one of the youngest-ever judges of the Australian High Court.

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Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.

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Volker Türk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, presents the inaugural address on the international protection of refugees.

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The time is right for a crash course on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, its exemptions and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission, write Katharine Gelber and Luke McNamara.

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The Turnbull government's proposed bill is cruel, punitive and may separate some families forever, write Ben Saul and Jane McAdam.

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Professor Rosemary Rayfuse will research the implications of climate change on international fisheries after being named the new Kerstin Hesselgrens Visiting Professor.

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