“Our Government will never want to talk about it here” - Watch Daniel Webb tell the UN Human Rights Council about the deliberate cruelty the Australian Government continues to inflict on the innocent men women & children it holds indefinitely in its offshore refugee camps on Manus Island and Nauru.
How do we hold governments and corporations to account for human rights abuse? Experts engaged in seeking accountability for human rights abuses by states and corporations speak about tackling this issue from the perspectives of both strategic litigation and campaigning.
Features HRLC Director of Legal Advocacy, Keren Adams, Richard Hermer from QC, Matrix Chambers, and Shen Narayanasamy from GetUp.
Talk is cheap. If the Australian Government is genuinely committed to freedom of expression, then it needs to show it. That's what Director or Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre told the UN Human Rights Council.
Gender diverse people face problems accessing services and facilities that most Australians use without thinking twice. Because their identity documents often do not match the gender they live as, trans and gender diverse people are subjected to embarrassing questions, fraud accusations and the wrongful suspension of services and support. We helped our client Canon to pursue a discrimination complaint against Centrelink, which led to training for Centrelink staff and the publication of revised policies that are more inclusive and accessible for trans and gender diverse people.
"Having the support of the Human Rights Law Centre, and working together over a number of years, achieved a lot more than I would have been able to do by myself. I’m proud of what we were able to achieve." — Canon, Human Rights Law Centre client
Anna Brown is a Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre. Her work focuses on LGBTI law reform, most recently the national campaign for marriage equality, where she ran the constitutional challenge to the postal plebiscite in the High Court on behalf of Australian Marriage Equality.
When primary school-aged kids get in trouble, they should be supported to get back on track, not thrown in prison cells.
Ruth Barson speaks with ABC News about raising the age of criminal responsibility.
The world is watching and the international community is speaking out. Thank you to the Global Centre for Pluralism for sending an important message of hope to the 2000 people who, for four and a half years, have been denied the freedom and safety they deserve.
After four and a half long years in limbo, the only safe thing to do now is to bring them here. Executive Director, Hugh de Kretser, tells Studio 10.
The NT Government has been handed a roadmap for fixing our broken youth justice systems, now they just need to implement it. We owe it to the children who have been abused and mistreated, says Senior Lawyer, Shahleena Musk.
After witnessing the horrors of Don Dale, the Government established the NT Royal Commission to ensure they would never be repeated. Now that the Commission has delivered its recommendations, governments across Australia must take action.