Human Rights Law and Policy

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The hard problem of value alignment

The ANU Law & Philosophy Forum is delighted to announce its fifth meeting in 2023: Dr Pamela Robinson (ANU School of Philosophy) will present her work-in-progress on “The Hard Problem of Value Alignment”. 

All are welcome to attend.

Under the shadow of populism: ANU Law scholar sheds light on the future of human rights

Book launch: Human Rights and Populism

Hosted by the ANU Centre for International and Public Law, join Professor Jolyon Ford in conversation with Professor Sally Wheeler OBE MRIA FAcSS FAAL (Deputy Vice-Chancellor International & Corporate), Professor Penelope Matthew (ACT Human Rights Commissioner) and Associate Professor Cecilia Jacob (ANU Coral Bell School) on his new book 'Human Rights and Populism' (Routledge, 2023).

With a welcome by Vice Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS, this compelling discussion will be moderated by CIPL Director Associate Professor Imogen Saunders.

DECRA success for Dr Ogg in landmark movement litigation study

Business, Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders: from conflict to potential alignment?

Civic freedoms and human rights defenders have moved to the forefront of the business and human rights agenda over the last half dozen years, as the closing of civic space has intensified and defenders have come under attack. New frameworks, policies and guidance for corporate support of civic freedoms and defenders have been established—and there are examples of positive action that may be emulated. But the legacy of distrust cases a shadow over such alignment, especially as SLAPP suits attempt to silence company critics.

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s model for a Human Rights Act

Presented by ANU Law Reform and Social Justice and Amnesty International

Join us for an engaging lecture by Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, the President of the Human Rights Commission. President Croucher will discuss the proposed federal Human Rights Act model, which the Commission released in March 2023.

New book by ANU Law scholar investigates gender inequality in Pacific land tenure

From discrimination to death: genocide process through a human rights lens

Dr Melanie O'Brien's research aims to construct a paradigm of the genocidal process through human rights violations to function as a map to prevent future genocides. It conducts a comparative assessment of the process of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, and Cambodian Genocide, examining the timeline of human rights violations that occurred in those genocides; and the use of the law to carry out these violations.


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