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Victoria Backpedals on Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th September 2011 -  Victoria could become the first state in the democratic world to wind back protection of human rights, the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Centre has warned. The warning comes after…

Feds Formally Appoint Full Time Race Discrimination Commissioner

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th August 2011 -  The Federal Government has formally appointed Dr Helen Szoke as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner in a full-time role. Dr Szoke is Victoria's out-going…

Sydney Peace Prize to Human Rights Campaigner

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd June 2011 -  American linguist, social scientist and human rights campaigner Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the 2011 Sydney Peace Prize.
Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, Professor

Amnesty – 50 Years of Defending Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th May 2011 -  Peter Benenson, the British lawyer who founded Amnesty International in 1961, rekindles the original candle on the movement's 20th anniversary, outside St Martin in the Fields

Aussie Human Rights Award for Julian Assange

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  The Sydney Peace Foundation has awarded its gold medal for ‘peace with justice’ to controversial WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. The citation reads, ‘For…

Human Rights Working Group for Business

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th December 2010 -  Australia’s first Human Rights Working Group for Business has been launched by the Global Compact Network Australia to assist corporate signatories meet their human rights…

Amnesty Warning on Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th October 2010 -  Amnesty International has warned that detention conditions on Christmas Island are deteriorating rapidly and asylum seekers there, as well as in other detention centres around…

Billionaire Donates $100 Million to Human Rights Watch

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th September 2010 -  Billionaire philanthropist and financier George Soros had announced a grant of $100 million over 10 years to Human Rights Watch, a New York based Not for Profit organisation. The…

Law Council on Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th July 2010 -  Asylum seeker policies announced by both the Government and the Opposition fall well short of expectations about fair process and access to justice for asylum seekers, according…

Lions Humanitarian Award

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st July 2010 -  Internationally renowned environmental, peace, human rights and democracy activist, Wangari Maathai has been awarded the 2010 Lions Humanitarian Award in Sydney. Maathai (pictured

New Reports Offer Practical Guidance on Human Rights Reporting for Companies

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th November 2009 -   As part of a collaborative project “Human Rights: A Call to Action” launched in October 2009 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human…
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