La Trobe Law School Academic’s Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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A La Trobe Law School academic has made a submission today to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as regards allegations of violations of Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The submission was prepared… Continue Reading

Rebecca Edwards on Mediation and VCAT at the ADR Research Network in September

Rebecca Edwards, Sessional Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, will be speaking at the ADR Research Network Roundtable in Sydney on 12 and 13 September. Her presentation is entitled “Mediators’ perspectives on the compulsory cooling-off period offered in certain Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Graduate Ignites Ecstasy Debate with Honours Thesis Publication

By Joshua Donelly In 2012, Emeritus Professor David Penington AC proposed that the use and possession of small amounts of 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy) for personal use be decriminalised, and the drug made available from a licensed professional supplier. This model… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Launches Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby officially launched La Trobe Law School’s relationship with the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) on Friday 17 July 2015 at the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference. La Trobe Law School is pleased to announce that Ms… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #7: Family Violence – Should restorative Justice be Part of Law’s Response?

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In the seventh La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2015, Dr David Moore will discuss the use of “restorative justice” in cases involving family violence and sexual offences.