In a historical resolution on 28 July 2022, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) formally recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right. This declaration followed United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 48/13 of 8 October 2021 that earlier recognized the right to a healthy environment as a human right
On January 22 the possession and facilitation of nuclear weapons will be prohibited by international law, however, Australia has at every stage of the law’s process shown its unwillingness to create an anti-nuclear world.
Why it is that historians are only now starting to talk about human rights? We spoke with Professor Mark Bradley of the University of Chicago to find an answer.
Anthony Hallal explores the relationships between Australia’s sovereignty and democracy, and international human rights norms
Rebecca Minty and Amy Rogers examine the implications of the Optional Protocal to the UN Conventional Against Torture OPCAT and call for Australia to ratify the treaty.