Noted barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside calls for a fairer legal system in his latest book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice.
Parliament shouldn’t use the NT Royal Commission as a reason to sit on its hands.
The new Charter of Human Rights Bench Book aims to boost application, and understanding, of Victoria’s key human rights legislation.
Advancing human rights protections should be a more central component of Australian foreign policy.
Dan Rogers and Emma Phillips explain the reasons behind the push for a human rights Act in Queensland.
Freya Dinshaw discusses the increasing demand that the corporate world also respect human rights.
Anna Brown of the Human Rights Law Centre reflects on the success of the last 70 years of the UN – and Australia’s performance in advancing human rights internationally and at home.
Australia must take the lead in opposing capital punishment in Asia. But how? What kind of role should we play? Former Reprieve intern Fia Hamid-Walker helps us to answer these questions.
Increasing governmental secrecy and expanding executive powers are a threat to our democracy that must be resisted, writes Right Now columnist Senthorun Raj.
Carly Nyst describes how the Snowden revelations have invigorated attempts by the public and international organisations to address increasing surveillance by State and corporate powers.
Can the market be a vehicle for human rights? Aron Paul looks at how superannuation has been redefined over time from a privilege to a worker’s right.