14 November 2013
If we don't stand against war crimes and crimes against humanity resulting in the death of 40,000 people, what do we stand for? asks the HRLC's Emily Howie
13 November 2013
Australia must publicly acknowledge and condemn the human rights and rule of law crisis in Sri Lanka particularly given the escalation of international condemnation of Sri Lanka’s human rights record ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in Colombo.
Will the new Government continue to spend overseas aid money on Australia’s own asylum seeker policies?
12 November 2013
Using aid to offset asylum seeker costs is regarded by many people as an abuse – but that is not the worst of it writes Robin Davies, the Associate Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University.
Foreign Correspondent: Protecting the persecuted – Sexual orientation and gender identity refugee claims
12 November 2013
What does it mean to have a non-conforming sex, sexual orientation or gender identity? What counts as serious harm? Can effective protection be found elsewhere? These are just a few...
High Court decision highlights injustice of mandatory sentences for the crew on people smuggling boats
11 October 2013
The High Court has dismissed an appeal against a mandatory minimum sentence imposed under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth). The Human Rights Law Centre is disappointed by the decision in Bonang Darius Magaming v The Queen, which reveals gaps in human rights protection in Australia’s laws.
1 October 2013
Four years after the civil war ended, many Tamils have no expectation of peace or safety in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, writes Emily Howie, Director – Advocacy and Research at the Human Rights Law Centre.
29 September 2013
First visit to Jakarta presents the PM with an opportunity to show that he is a custodian of free speech writes the HRLC's Tom Clarke