At this discussion, our panelists will the connection between over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and over-imprisonment of the Indigenous adult population. They’ll also reflect on prevention and diversion strategies for young people and the roles that NGOs, families and communities can play.
Holding States and Corporations to Account: Successes and Challenges in Redress for Human Rights Abuses
How do we hold governments and corporations to account for human rights abuse?
This panel will feature experts engaged in seeking accountability for human rights abuses by states and corporations from the perspectives of both strategic litigation and campaigning.
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.
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.
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.
Join Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie, and Human Rights Watch Deputy Executive Director, Iain Levine as they discuss the protection of human rights at a time of great hostility and even greater need.
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.
This session, moderated by Rachel Ball, will discuss the human rights responsibilities of companies that either provide or are linked to the detention of asylum seekers and refugees.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 10 Years of Impact: Human Rights Dinners in Melbourne and Sydney such a success. Much fun was had and the events raised over $90,000. Thanks to all who either bid competitively in our fundraising auctions or generously made donations. This support is absolutely critical to our work.
Stifling democracy: global and local attacks on press freedom and protest rights | Peter Greste in conversation with Emily Howie
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.
In April, the Wheeler Centre hosted a great event with HRW’s Ken Roth in conversation with the Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie.