Julia Lehm writes about the recent developments in South African Courts, which reiterate the right of local communities to consent to uses of their land. This has important implications for Australian mining companies, casting a spotlight on their use and abuse of human rights law.
Artist Eaten Fish documents the human rights abuses and daily agonies of life in an offshore immigration detention centre.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence is a key milestone to combat domestic violence in Victoria.
Marilyn Snider explains the transformative power of education, and why a human rights curriculum must be taught in schools.
Despite lacking a full consideration of institutionalised discrimination such as racial profiling, the case of DPP v Kaba draws a line between random stop & searches and the curtailing of individual liberties.
Last month, Right Now focused on rights issues and cultural shifts. Here, Right Now’s editorial team present 10 landmark cases that arguably shifted how rights are protected in Australia.
Australia is seeing the largest spike in new HIV cases in 20 years. While antiretroviral drugs can fight the virus, they cannot fight the stigma that comes with it, writes Broede Carmody.
Right Now looks at the major parties’ policies on five noteworthy human rights issues of this election. Today, marriage equality, asylum seekers and climate change.
By Shae Courtney. Whilst it is true that More Economically Developed Countries (MEDCs), such as Australia, enjoy on balance a standard of living that is the envy of Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs), this standard can often mask the internal problems in developed nations. A recent study, conducted by The University of New South Wales […]
Police accused of racial profiling Concerns are mounting over African and Muslim communities being unfairly targeted by police in street patrols. Tamar Hopkins, a lawyer from the Flemington and Kensington Legal Centre in Melbourne’s inner-west, says that the police may actually be breaking the law themselves if they are in fact racial profiling. Sydney based […]
By David Donaldson. This piece is part of our September focus on Women’s Rights. See all of this month’s articles here. An effective and fair parental leave system is an important element in ensuring women’s financial independence. And it’s not just mothers we need to think about – making sure fathers do their bit is essential […]