Annual Human Rights Dinners 2017
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Human Rights Dinners 2017

We’re excited to announce the dates of our Annual Human Rights Fundraising Dinners!

The Annual Human Rights Dinners bring together friends, colleagues and supporters from across the human rights, justice and philanthropic sectors to celebrate human rights progress and energise the movement to tackle upcoming challenges. They are also important fundraisers for the Human Rights Law Centre.

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The pros and cons of Australia’s bid for UN Human Rights Council membership
Apr
11
12:45 PM12:45

The pros and cons of Australia’s bid for UN Human Rights Council membership

How is Australia’s candidacy for a seat at the world’s peak human rights body being perceived within the UN? What are Australia’s chances? How does its human rights record measure up against the competition? How best could Australian human rights advocates utilise an Australian seat on the Council? Join us for a conversation about these topics with Phil Lynch and Lucy McKernan.

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Seeking Refuge: Peter Holmes à Court, Alissa Everett and Aziz Muhamat
Mar
28
5:45 PM17:45

Seeking Refuge: Peter Holmes à Court, Alissa Everett and Aziz Muhamat

The Human Rights Law Centre invites you to hear Peter Holmes à Court and Alissa Everett talk about their work documenting the lives of people seeking asylum, followed by a Q and A with HRLC’s Daniel Webb and Aziz Muhamat (via recorded messages), a 24-year-old man from Darfur, Sudan who has been stuck on Manus Island since 2013.

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Sep
15
6:15 PM18:15

25 Years … and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

  • The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne Australia (map)
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It’s 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report. The commission investigated the deaths of 99 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, generated 200 shelf metres of records and made 339 recommendations. One of the key findings, was that a reduction in rates of imprisonment would mean a reduction in risk of deaths in custody. But Indigenous people have doubled as a proportion of the prison population since the time of the commission – and many are still dying in custody today.

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Stifling democracy: global and local attacks on press freedom and protest rights | Peter Greste in conversation with Emily Howie
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Stifling democracy: global and local attacks on press freedom and protest rights | Peter Greste in conversation with Emily Howie

  • King & Wood Mallesons, Level 33. Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street QLD 4000 (map)
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The Human Rights Law Centre and Community Legal Centres Queensland are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for a fantastic human rights event to be held in Brisbane – Maina Kiai in conversation with Peter Greste moderated by HRLC’s Director of Advocacy and Research Emily Howie.

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