Human Rights Law and Policy

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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.

Critical capital: recovery and justice

The ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) Indigenous Reconciliation Projects invites you to join us for a screening of the movie After the Apology followed by an online keynote address by Ngunnawal woman Dr Sharynne Hamilton on Wednesday, 22 February 2023. The event will provide you with the opportunity to engage with how the child protection system continues to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples, separating children from families at an increasing and disproportionate rate.

New book pieces together the complex diversity ‘jigsaw’ in corporations

Converting curiosity into action: an alumna’s work towards abolition

World Day Against the Death Penalty: The Fragility of Abolition in Asia and the Pacific

Observed annually on October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty unifies and mobilises civil society, political leaders, lawyers, and public opinion in pursuit of universal abolition of the death penalty. 2022 also marks the centenary of one of the world’s earliest statutory abolitions in the Australian state of Queensland.

Abolition may now be widely embraced as a norm of international human rights law, but its establishment as a comprehensive and irrevocable fact remains elusive. 


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