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Emma Larking on PM's attack on Gillian Triggs

02 March 2015

In this opinion piece published in the Canberra Times on February 27, Emma Larking argues that the government’s attacks against Gillian Triggs, the President of the Human Rights Commission have bac

UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

Regarding Rights blog - Reproductive rights victory and challenges ahead in the Inter-American region

02 March 2015

Ciara O’Connell from the University of Essex writes about recent developments in the Inter-American region.

Enhancing the Effectiveness and Capacity of the Shari’ah in the Bangsamoro and other Legal Reform Perspectives in Asia

Report from Mindanao - Enhancing the effectiveness and capacity of the Shari’ah in the Bangsamoro

27 February 2015

A three day seminar/workshop  entitled, Enhancing the Effectiveness and Capacity of the Shari’ah in the Bangsamoro and other Legal Reform Perspectives in Asia, was convened in Makati City,

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Cynthia Banham on civil society expectations in the case of David Hicks

25 February 2015

RegNet alumnus Cynthia Banham writes about the politics surrounding David Hicks’s return in The Guardian in her article, ‘Civil society’s expectations have always been low in the matter o

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Regarding Rights blog - time to reign in corporate colonisation

25 February 2015

Nathan Willis from Southern Cross University argues that it may be time to hold those responsible for corporate entities accountable for their companies’ actions abroad.

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Human Rights Reading Group: 2015 dates

20 February 2015

The Human Rights Reading Group is for PhD students and scholars interested in discussing ideas and issues in human rights law, theory and practice.

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Clarke Jones on why executions won't win Indonesia's drug war

16 February 2015

Clarke Jones and James Giggacher argue that the execution of Chan and Sukumaran could smother any hope other inmates have, impacting on the self-run rehabilitation programs and in the long-term, the rehabilitation of many other inmates.

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Bryan Stevenson guest speaker at 2015 human rights tertiary teachers' workshop

03 February 2015

Professor Bryan Stevenson, from NYU Law School and Director of the Equal Justice Initiative will be guest presenter at the Fifth Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Wor

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Regarding Rights: Hilary Charlesworth and colleagues speak out in support of Gillian Triggs

29 January 2015

Professor Hilary Charlesworth has joined other senior legal academics to express support for Gillian Triggs, who has been subjected recently to what they describe as ‘relentless attacks’ in relation to the decision made by the Human Rights Commission.

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Regarding Rights: Torture admission by USA at UN treaty body review

06 January 2015

Cynthia Banham writes about the USA appearing before the UN Committee Against Torture and admitting to the use of torture as a matter of policy after 11 September 2001.

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