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Human rights at risk during COVID-19 response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th April 2020 -  Experts are keeping a close eye on the actions of Australian governments during the coronavirus crisis The coronavirus pandemic has led to a nation-wide lockdown and an expansion

Native Americans hold US government to account on climate change

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  US tribes say their physical survival is in jeopardy  Tribal nations in Louisiana and Alaska are filing a formal complaint with the United Nations accusing the US government of causing

Aussie charity joins UN Green Climate Fund

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  The charity says it will use money from the fund to help local communities fight climate change Save the Children Australia is calling on the Morrison government to restart its contributions

UN pressures governments to stop locking up children

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  Community groups are urging the Australian government to raise the age of criminal responsibility after a United Nations committee declared children under 16 should not be sent

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds

Gillian Triggs to shine a light on Australia’s refugee treatment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Gillian Triggs’ appointment as the assistant high commissioner for protection at the United Nations has been welcomed by refugee advocates, who say she will be a strong voice on the

Save the Children highlights ‘shocking’ abuses facing kids in Somalia

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  Children in Somalia suffer from one of the highest rates of abduction, recruitment, and conflict-related sexual violence in the world, analysis from Save the Children reveals.

Decades of progress will be undone by climate change, UN warns

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th July 2019 -  Climate change and increasing inequality are quickly reversing any progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals over the last decade, a new UN report warns.         The SDG

Welfare automation prioritises ‘efficiency over human rights’

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  The automation of welfare services in Australia risks pushing vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the United Nations has heard.   The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) made a

Disability advocates fight for inclusion at the UN

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  The United Nations’ new Disability Inclusion Strategy is a significant step towards making the UN more accessible to people with disability, advocates believe. UN Secretary-General

Torres Strait Islanders take action on ‘catastrophic’ effects of climate change

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th May 2019 -  A group of Torres Strait Islanders is lodging a human rights complaint with the United Nations against the Australian government over alleged inaction on climate change.      

Humanitarian Organisations Warn SDG Recommendations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  Leading humanitarian organisations say Australia will suffer internationally if Senate recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals are not taken seriously by the
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