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Workshop: Prosecuting sexual and gender based violence crimes at international courts and tribunals: recent advances and ongoing challenges

Systematic sexual and gender-based violence are increasingly recognised as defining characteristics of contemporary armed conflict. Read more...

Fidel Castro's legacy: beyond human rights clichés

Make no mistake – the language of human rights is a powerful tool of international politics. It can shape the way we think about other countries. We are wide open to suggestion when we hear the words human rights, because they sound so pure and precious.

UNSW student interns focus on children’s rights in China

Five UNSW Law students (Emma Holloway, Sophie Dawson, Fiona So, Nanak Narulla and Jessica Meech) undertook internships at Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers in Beijing in July 2016, focusing on trafficking of children, online child pornography, and the impact of business practices on children.

Book launch and conference on ‘Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict’ at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Chappell presented on ‘Gender misrecognition in international criminal law’ which highlighted women's experiences of war and conflict that have been ignored or marginalised in international law. Read more...

Workshop on Advancing the Campaign to Elaborate A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

This Workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for those advocating for a new convention to come together to share experiences and develop strategies to advance that campaign, ahead of the 7th session of the OEWGA.

South Africa’s Transformative Constitution unravelling: implications for constitutionalism with Justice Dennis Davis

Justice Davis argued that the South African Constitution has been largely successful as a mechanism through which politicians can be held to account and political decisions can be challenged in his recent seminar at UNSW Law. Read more...

Where next for accountability for juvenile detention centres?

Eleanor Holden writes for The Student Voice that it remains to be seen if the current Royal Commission can provide more effective outcomes than previous investigations and will extend to a more comprehensive view of the justice system. Read more...

Book Launch: Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY with Judith Gardam

No longer can those involved in armed conflict regard gender-based violence as part of the price of doing business, as the spoils of war or just boys being boys writes Judith Gardam. Read more....

Everyday Sexism and Gender Inequality: The Conversation no-one thought Trump would be starting

Universities have a part to play in promoting initiatives that educate young people on consent, that aim to prevent sexual violence, and instill the sort of values that tear down, rather than reinforce “rape culture”. Read more from Jess Clarke...

International Crimes Against Cultural Heritage: The ICC's Mali Judgment

On 6 October 2016, the AHRCentre held a seminar, co-hosted with the Australian Red Cross, on the recent ICC decision in the Al Mahdi Case. The case has signaled some important firsts for the court, including the first time the war crime of destruction of cultural heritage.