The Future of Human Rights: Rising to the Populist Challenge
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Human Rights: Rising to the Populist Challenge

This talk will discuss the key challenges and transformations of the human rights field in the next decade. It will highlight lessons and insights from other fields of research and practice – from journalism to systems thinking to ecology to neuroscience – that could prove useful for human rights actors to tackle the authoritarian populist challenge to human rights, as well as other systemic threats such as climate change and technological disruption.

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2019 Melbourne Human Rights Dinner
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Melbourne Human Rights Dinner

TICKET SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED
Our Melbourne Human Rights Dinner is being held at the Forum Theatre on Friday 24 May at 6.30pm and will feature Tom Ballard as MC, a keynote address from Craig Foster and a performance from Olympia.

Our 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.

This event is proudly sponsored by Noisy Ritual Urban Winery.

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2019 Sydney Human Rights Dinner
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Sydney Human Rights Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for our Sydney Human Rights Dinner. Click here to purchase tickets now.

Our Sydney Human Rights Dinner is being held at Doltone House, Jones Bay on Friday 3 May at 6.30pm and will feature Chris Taylor as MC and a keynote address from June Oscar AO.

Our 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. Our Dinners are also important fundraisers for the Human Rights Law Centre.

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International Women's Day Panel Discussion
Mar
9
12:45 PM12:45

International Women's Day Panel Discussion

Over the last 12 months we’ve seen critical conversations about women’s rights electrify the global media. Women’s voices, experiences and fundamental rights are no longer being ignored.

This International Women’s Day, join the Human Rights Law Centre and Arnold Bloch Liebler for a panel discussion between four dynamic women human rights defenders striving to ensure the rights of diverse women are front and centre in 2018 and beyond.

When: 12:45 – 2:00pm, 9 March 2018. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Arnold Bloch Leibler, Level 21, 333 Collins St.
RSVP: Tickets are limited. Click here to register.

This special event will be a Q&A session facilitated by Ruth Barson from the Human Rights Law Centre featuring:

  • Shen Narayanasamy - Human Rights Director at GetUp!
  • Anna Brown - Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre leading the Centre's LGBTI rights work.
  • Elly Patira - Manager, Aboriginal Social Policy at the Department of Premier and Cabinet and co-founding Director of Australian Lawyers for Remote Aboriginal Rights.
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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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