Tag: human rights

  • THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL – 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE

    THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL – 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE

    The annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is right around the corner, and the Castan Centre is proud to be involved as a supporter of HRAFF’s Cineseeds human rights poster competition. HRAFF’s Evelyn Tadros tell us what else to look out for at this year’s event.  By Evelyn Tadros HRAFF has made it to […]

  • Reminding Government: Human Rights are Core Business

    Reminding Government: Human Rights are Core Business

    This post was first published on Power to Persuade. You can read the original here. By Patrick Emerton December 10 is Human Rights Day. Each year the international community commemorates that day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Australia played a leading role in its development and reach. […]

  • Nauru Files: Why Does this Policy Continue and What Can We do About it?

    Nauru Files: Why Does this Policy Continue and What Can We do About it?

       By Azadeh Dastyari On 10 August, The Guardian newspaper published the Nauru files,  approximately 2000 leaked incident reports from the Australian funded and operated detention centre on Nauru where men, women and children seeking Australia’s protection from harm are selected by our government and sent indefinitely. The more than 8000 pages of accounts paint […]

  • Why Indonesia Should Not Resume Executions

    Why Indonesia Should Not Resume Executions

    Yesterday, following reports and rumours from two weeks ago, Indonesian police confirmed that the country is about to lift its de facto moratorium on the death penalty. This is a clear step backwards, both legally and morally. It has been a year since the “drama” (as the Indonesian Security Minister calls it) surrounding the executions […]

  • What does Human Rights Law say about Gun Control?

    What does Human Rights Law say about Gun Control?

    Opponents of gun control in the United States have a powerful ally in domestic law, because their Constitution contains a right to ‘keep and bear arms.’ Since the Heller Supreme Court case in 2008, this has been interpreted as an individual right which can trump legislative gun bans. In the context of the 2016 Presidential […]

  • Second Time’s the Charm – 2015 Review of the Victorian Charter

    By Adam Fletcher Late last month, Victorian Attorney-General Martin Pakula tabled the Report from the second review of the State’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter). Thankfully, unlike the previous scheduled review in 2011 (conducted by a parliamentary committee), this one does not recommend the Charter be gutted. On the contrary, it […]