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Selective national outrage when it comes to capital punishment

Unfortunately, so long as selective political outrage prevails, any claims to a progressive stance on capital punishment will ring hollow.

Australia’s ‘stop the boats’ rhetoric goes global to devastating effect

‘Stop the boats’ is an unfortunate and counterproductive catch-cry; a mere fig leaf of a solution to a pressing global problem. Australia and its leaders should have moved on from it a long time ago.

“Am I being executed?...That’s not right”

In April 2015 in Indonesia, Rodrigo Gularte, a Brazilian national was executed for a drug trafficking offence committed in 2004 and only realised he was about to be shot minutes before the firing squad.

Upcoming Workshop: Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific

UNSW Law and the Australian Human Rights Centre are pleased to announce an expert workshop on Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific, to be held at UNSW on Friday 24 July 2015.

Podcast available from the AHRCentre 2015 Annual Lecture on Disability Rights - A global agenda for the 21st century

On Thursday 4 June in The Law Theatre at UNSW Law, Graeme Innes AM and Gerard Quinn spoke to Rosemary Kayess at the AHRCentre's 2015 Annual Public Lecture on global disability rights.

Opportunity - Three-year PhD studentship: Human Rights Film Festivals: Politics, Programmes and Practices

The studentship will begin 1 October 2015 and covers the cost of home/EU tuition fees and provides an annual maintenance award of £14,057 (at 2015/16 rates). There are no nationality restrictions for this award.

Living with chains Photography Exhibition - An aid for the visually impaired

Follow the link above to access a written description of the photography exhibition, Living with chains, or to download the description via a Word document.

The Challenges and Opportunities for International Criminal Justice: An Interview with US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, Stephen Rapp

Emma Palmer, PhD Candidate at UNSW Law, spoke to Ambassador Rapp about contemporary opportunities and challenges for international criminal justice. Click on the above link to read the article.

Transformative Reparations for Sexual Violence Crimes in Conflict Settings: Building New Conceptual Frameworks

The workshop brought together international and Australian experts to explore the concept of ‘transformation’ and the role and limitations of international justice tribunals. Read more about it...

Sogi's Story wins Communication Design Award at Good Design Awards Australia

Developed by the AHRCentre, SOGI’s Story is a short graphic novel about same-sex couple Sogi and Kojo. It aims to dispel harmful myths and stigmas, and prevent discrimination and violence in 16 African Commonwealth countries.