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Conflicting legitimacy concerns at the ICC

AHRCentre project director Louise Chappell writes that recent ICC developments brings into sharp relief the tensions and challenges that exist around the Court. Her blog highlights some of the contours of the political terrain on which the ICC operates arising from its complex mandate, international focus, and engagement with civil society.

Tribute to Nelson Mandela held on UNSW Library Lawn

On 14 December 2013, African Women Australia, the AHRCentre, UNSW Law and some generous individuals arranged a gathering to pay tributeto the life of Nelson Mandela on the UNSW Library Lawn.

AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach wins human rights honour

UNSW's Australian Human Rights Centre Director, Professor Andrea Durbach, has won the 2013 Australian Human Rights Law Award for her promotion and advancement of human rights in Australia through the practice of law.

Chris Michaelsen: ASIO simply does not have jurisdiction to investigate criminal offences

AHRCentre member Dr Chris Michaelsen criticises ASIO raids on the premises of the lawyer representing Timor-Leste in an international arbitration against Australia.

Nelson Mandela's passing brings reflections on South Africa's future

AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach reflects on the death of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's future on ABC's 7.30.

Podcast available - Remembering Mandela: Andrea Durbach

Andrea Durbach, Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre, speaks about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, particularly the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Justine Nolan presents paper at American Society of International Law Human Rights Interest Group Workshop at UC Berkeley

The paper discusses the process of re-regulation whereby state and non-state actors are utilising a combination of public and private regulation to improve the framework for corporate human rights compliance.

AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach shortlisted for Human Rights Award

Congratulations to AHRCentre Director Professor Andrea Durbach who has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Australian Human Rights Law Award. She has had an extraordinary career promoting and advancing human rights.

Identifying best practice in parliamentary oversight of human rights to enhance effectiveness

Leading experts on human rights and on parliaments from the Philippines, Bosnia, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands, including AHRCentre's Prof Andrew Brynes, met at King's College to identify best practice in parliamentary oversight of human rights and to identify practical measures to enhance its effectiveness.