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Podcast available from today's The Forgotten Children

Earlier today, over 120 people gathered to listen to Jenni Whelan and Madeline Gleeson review the AHRC's The Forgotten Children report. To listen to a podcast of the event, click on the above link.

Sogi’s Story nominated for a Good Design Award

We are delighted to announce that Sogi's Story has been nominated for Good Design Award in the Communication Design category. Sogi’s Story is an educational resource on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. Check it out...

Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

The London School of Economics and Political Science recently posted an article on Sogi's Story in their student-led blog on human rights. Read more...

Submission to Senate Committee on agreements of less than treaty status

Drawing attention to the current state of Parliamentary and public access to the texts of formal arrangements between Australia and other countries that are of ‘less than treaty status’, especially memorandums of understanding (MOUs).

No miraculous solutions to the puzzle of territory-history-democracy-law?

Democracy makes the settlement of territorial disputes more difficult, as it makes diplomacy more directly subordinate to public opinions. Greater efforts for sharing understanding on international law will help overcome these challenges.

Widening the net or streamlining the process? Migrant health screening and securitisation in Australia and beyond

This article critically examines the rise of forms of biometric health screening in relation to migrant bodies in Australia, highlighting concerns about stigma and privacy in an era of securitisation and information sharing across national borders.

A constellation of problems facing the provision of humanitarian aid to IDPs

Paul White discussed, among other things, a right to shelter and freedom of movement as well as the ‘safety, security, dignity’ framework which shape policy in camps and provision of services on the ground.

Landmark decision of the SA Const Court in the Southern African Litigation Centre v National Director of Public Prosecutions

Presented by Dr Hannah Woolaver, the case confirms that South African courts can, and may even have a duty to, exercise universal jurisdiction over international crimes in certain circumstances.

Responses to Conflict-related Sexual and Gender-based Violence

This workshop showcased the strength of expertise and diversity of scholarship across the University on conflict-related sexual violence by considering the importance of adopting positions that address and link up the spectrum of violence against women both at national and international levels.

Ground breaking new report on terrorist listing

This first comprehensive report documents the use of laws banning ‘terrorist organisations’ in the management of conflict with Al-Shabaab in Somalia, Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey, combining legal analysis with in-depth case studies.