World-first legal battle hopes to save a culture

A group of Torres Strait Islanders is filing a human rights complaint against the Australian Government. They say a lack of action on climate change…

The case that changed me – Kingsley Liu

Kingsley Liu tells how his pro bono work for a small Indian Islamic community led him to represent other important human rights causes. 

The case that changed me – Greg James QC

GREG JAMES QC was involved in prosecuting from 1988 to 1993 this and two other Nazi war crime cases – the only three cases brought…

The case that changed me – Doreen Chen

Former Norton Rose lawyer Doreen Chen had her work cut out for her when she took a job with the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal in Myanmar…

The case that changed me – Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby

Sometimes, winning the case is less important than bringing attention to a cause. Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby explains how one particular case early…

UN admonishes Australia for alarming record on women’s rights

Australia has come under fire for what the United Nations has labelled an “alarming” record on action for women’s rights.

Renewed calls to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility

Indigenous leaders and human rights organisations including Amnesty International have stepped up a campaign to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility for children in…

At the coalface of a refugee crisis

Human rights lawyer Michelle Sanson has been working on the ground in Bangladesh supporting the safety, dignity and rights of Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in…

The case that changed me – Ed Santow

Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow speaks about how a young girl with gorgeous curls changed his legal life.

Changing the human wrongs culture in Australia

Australian legal thinkers may need to become activists to introduce a rights-based perspective in judicial decision-making. It’s a collegiate cause – and one well worth…