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Addressing Corporate Human Rights Challenges Through Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives have become the default response to address so-called governance gaps, situations in which state actors are either unable or unwilling to provide basic rights for their citizen.

Report available: Transformative Reparations for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the ECCC

Reflections, Recommendations and Next Steps: This report details the outcomes of a workshop held in Phnom Penh on 28 November 2014 - on designing and implementing transformative reparations for sexual and gender-based violence.

Proposed Laws Violate Iranian Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Our first article for the student voice is by Georgie Richardson, Student Editor at the Australian Journal of Human Rights, on two proposed laws in Iran that could, if approved, restrict Iranian women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Seminar: Current issues in the spread and control of tuberculosis around the world

AHRCentre Project Director Jed Horner will be presenting, with Dr Gabrielle Scandurra and Jane Carroll, at a free seminar on Friday, 20 March, from 9am to 10am - on TB amongst migrants in NSW, current TB research in Australia, and the ethics of isolation in TB. Read more...

Prosecuting International Crimes in South Africa: The Southern African Litigation Centre Case

Hannah Woolaver will analyse the recent landmark decision of the SA Constitutional Court in the Southern African Litigation Centre v National Director of Public Prosecutions, focusing the exercise of universal jurisdiction in SA courts.

Seminar: Exploring safety and harm of students with cognitive disability

Students with cognitive disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than students without disability. The seminar will be of interest to education, disability support, child protection and legal practitioners, researchers, and families of children and young people with disability.

UNSRVAW Asia-Pacific Consultation: Women’s Rights Protections

Rashida Manjoo, addressing the normative gap in international human rights law in regards to violence against women - on developing an international globally legally binding instrument that states could be held accountable to.

Submission to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Human Rights of Corporations and other Legal Entities

The defence of human rights using legal tools covers the rights of all human beings. But does it also include the rights of legal entities, ranging from corporations to associations of peasants and indigenous communities?

Rights Talk: CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection – When statutory interpretation trumps international legal norms

The Centre is interested in this session: George Newhouse will discuss the unanswered questions arising from the High Court decision in the recent case of 157 Tamils intercepted and detained by Australian Border Protection on the high seas.

AHRCentre endorses call for international legally binding agreement on eliminating violence against women

Delegates at the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations held at UNSW last week, unanimously approved a resolution calling for an internationally legally-binding instrument on eliminating violence against women.