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The Asian Development Bank and the Role of Human Rights in the Pursuit of Just and Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Advocacy Role for Australia?

The Asian Development Bank (‘ADB’) is an important institutional financer of development in the Asia-Pacific region: its primary mission is reducing poverty in the region by promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Legal, not just moral, liability is key to child labour outrage

In this era of globalisation, companies roam widely searching for the cheapest sources of production. So is it really shocking to learn that child labour is at the base of this particular supply chain?

AHRCentre and NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby convene roundtable on the protection of LGBTI rights in new Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation

Experts on anti-discrimination law and public health and key advocates from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities from across Australia met on Friday.

Global Debate & Public Policy Challenge Scholarship - Budapest

Join the Global Debate & Public Policy Challenge today and and become eligible to win a trip to Budapest and a $10,000 scholarship. Write, present, and defend your policy recommendation and contribute to the conversation about issues affecting the global community - by November 30, 2012.

Chris Michaelsen comments on contemporary role of the UN Security Council

After handing out chocolate Koalas to all delegates in the UN General Assembly in a desperate last-minute effort to shore up support, Australia was elected on 18th October 2012 to serve a 2-year term on the UN Security Council.

Disability Rights Now is published and available here

For the first time ever, the United Nations is reviewing Australia's compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Professor Andrew Byrnes speaks on Peoples’ tribunals and International Law in Switzerland

Peoples’ Tribunals and International Law was the focus of a public lecture and seminar class by Professor Andrew Byrnes at the University of Zurich this month.

Gabrielle Simm joins the AHRCentre

The AHRCentre welcomes Gabrielle Simm as a new project director working with Andrew Byrnes on the Peoples' Tribunals project. Gabrielle is a Senior Research Associate working with Andrew on the Discover Project, ‘Whose Law is it, anyway?

Companies shouldn't be able to hand-pass footballs made by children

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre, Justine Nolan writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (24 September 2012).

Report available violence against women from the Australian Human Rights Commission

In April this year, former Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Director of the AHRCentre, Andrea Durbach accompanied UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Ms Rashida Manjoo (pictured here), on a study tour in Australia.