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Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Claire Spivakovsky and Eleanor Jenkin 2nd August 2018

Around one in every six students in the Australian state of Victoria lives and learns with disability. On 29 June 2018 the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University released a landmark report into the educational experiences and outcomes of these students within mainstream government schools. Under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights […]

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Governance Gaps Lead to the Displacement of People Living in Rural Communities in Zambia

Mwai Daka 4th July 2018

In Zambia, gaps in governance are allowing commercial farmers to contravene the law. This has resulted in the physical displacement and dispossession of native rural communities as well as the decline in subsistence farming relied on by poor households for survival. Recently, the Food First International and Action Network raised concerns over the financing of the […]

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New Legislation Promoting the Right to Health in Karnataka, India

Jehosh Paul 29th June 2018

After a long standoff between private doctors and the Government of Karnataka, India, The Karnataka Medical Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed to amend The Karnataka Medical Establishment Act, 2007 which had failed to secure the right to healthcare. The private healthcare sector in Karnataka lacked any regulation to ensure the minimum standards required of […]

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