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.
Dario Mujkic highlights the importance of employees’ rights to freely discuss workplace grievances outside of their job, and how employers’ attempts to silence such voices can be countered.
ASIO’s new question and detention warrants are just one in a myriad of bills, acts and amendments that are summarised and scrutinised in a new book, writes Athena Rogers.
How can we strengthen human rights culture in Australia? Here are two important changes that need to happen.
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.
Joo-Cheong Tham warns against the expectation of “magic bullets” in tackling complex rights issues, in an article originally published in Right Now Magazine.
André Dao on the language of rights, its potential limitations and its true aim.
James Muldoon explains the wide discretionary powers Victoria’s new anti-protest law provide police to “move on” political dissent, trade unionism, and home