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.
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.
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.
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.
Arnold Bloch Leibler, together with the Human Rights Law Centre and the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women, is delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 with a free lunch time panel event on women and justice.
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.
Daniel Webb, has recently returned from his third trip to Manus Island. Join Daniel Webb in conversation with Madeline Gleeson, author of Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.
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.
We are very excited to announce that Stan Grant will deliver the keynote speech at our Melbourne Human Rights Dinners.
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.
In January one of our passionate supporters swam an open-water marathon to raise money for our work protecting and promoting human rights!