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Free Speech Crisis in University

Free Speech Crisis in University

In this episode, Gauri Pillai, Managing Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, speaks to Professor Adrienne Stone, ...
The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

Globally, organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse have faced unparalleled challenges during the ...
Australia’s outbound travel ban limits the freedom of movement

Australia’s outbound travel ban limits the freedom of movement

On 1st of June 2021, the Australian Federal court unanimously rejected a challenge to Australia’s outbound travel ...
Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

As an increasing number of cases worldwide link climate change and human rights (for instance, see here), the first
Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australian Disadvantage Policy: A Human Rights Response

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australian Disadvantage Policy: A Human Rights Response

In 2008 the Council of Australian Governments decided to ‘close the gap in indigenous disadvantage’. It identified ...
Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

Pre-recorded evidence in Australia in an era of COVID-19

As the Australian government struggles to keep up with the rapid pace of COVID-19 (coronavirus), societal freedoms ...
The Human Right to Belong: Indigenous rights and sovereignty in Australia

The Human Right to Belong: Indigenous rights and sovereignty in Australia

In 2019, the Minister of Immigration tried to deport two Aboriginal men from Australia. One was born in Papua New ...
High Court of Australia delivers landmark ruling that Indigenous Australians cannot be deported

High Court of Australia delivers landmark ruling that Indigenous Australians cannot be deported

On 11 February 2020, the High Court of Australia (HCA) delivered a landmark judgment in which it ruled that ...
Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

A ‘landmark’ case currently in Australia involves one of world rugby’s biggest stars, Israel Folau, who was sacked ...
Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

In Australia, the Australian Public Service (‘APS’) is statutorily required to be ‘apolitical, performing its ...
Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

For the first time since 1952, this year, Good Friday on the 19thApril was not a public holiday for employees who ...
Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

The decision by New South Wales Land and Environment court, Australia, rejecting the appeal by Gloucester Resources

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