“If genocide isn’t cause for decisive action, what is?” – Australian Government urged to act on Myanmar atrocities at UN

“If genocide isn’t cause for decisive action, what is?” – Australian Government urged to act on Myanmar atrocities at UN

The Australian Government should immediately end its engagement with Myanmar’s military and impose sanctions on abusive military generals, the Human Rights Law Centre and the Australian Council for International Development said in a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council overnight.

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Hate Crimes Act needed to protect LGBTI people from prejudice

Hate Crimes Act needed to protect LGBTI people from prejudice

The Human Rights Law Centre has launched a report calling for stronger protections from hate speech and hate crime in Victoria. End the Hate: Responding to prejudice motivated speech and violence against the LGBTI Community reveals how current laws and policies are failing to protect LGBTI people from hate crime and hate conduct and outlines how the tide can be turned with 23 recommendations for reform.

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Australia; Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities: End Military Ties, Help Create Mechanism to Prepare Future Prosecutions

Australia; Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities: End Military Ties, Help Create Mechanism to Prepare Future Prosecutions

The Australian Government should immediately end military ties with Myanmar, Australia’s foremost international human rights and development organisations jointly said today. They called on the Australian government to impose targeted sanctions on military commanders responsible for atrocities committed against ethnic Rohingya, and to press for an international mechanism to assist future prosecutions.

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