Storify: This was the 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference on Twitter

The 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference took place at La Trobe Law School’s city campus on 17 and 18 February 2017, and was a big success! We have summarised the biggest Twitter highlights in an 2017 ALHR National Human… Continue Reading

Shining a light on hidden places

By Nicole Shackleton Professor Patrick Keyzer, Dr Emma Henderson, Stephanie Falconer, Patrick McGee and I are very excited that our work on the United Nations Communication for Mr M. has come to the public’s attention. The Communication was a team… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly completes Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment

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In 2015, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly received a grant from the Victorian Law Foundation to create a Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment (often referred to as stage two treatment). Australia is the only country in… Continue Reading

The IOC and Russia: A complex relationship

Professor Catherine Ordway has been recently interviewed on The Midday Report ABC News 24 TV, Mornings with Genevieve Jacobs ABC 666 Radio Canberra, The 2cc Breakfast Show and The World Today with respect to the issues surrounding the International Olympic… Continue Reading

How Working with Asylum Seekers broadens our Legal Education

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By Rose Clayton In October 2015 I started volunteering in the Law Program of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. I avidly followed the plight of refugees in the news but I needed to physically do something about an issues I… Continue Reading

Marc Trabsky Presents a Seminar on “Law, Place and the Dead” at Flinders Law School

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On Thursday 11 August 2016, La Trobe Law School Lecturer Marc Trabsky will be presenting a Flinders University Research Seminar titled ‘Law, Place and the Dead’. The flyer for this event can be accessed, here. Abstract This seminar explores the… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School lodges Complaint on Behalf of Mr. S.

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A team of academics from the La Trobe Law School has today lodged a Complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) regarding allegations of violations of Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).… Continue Reading

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

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La Trobe Law School academics and students have recently made a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee alleging violations of Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The complaint to the UN was… Continue Reading

Case Note: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Ltd v Northern Territory

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By Alicia Robson-Garth and Lily Neilson In November 2015, the High Court rejected a challenge to the controversial paperless arrest powers in the Northern Territory. These powers, conferred by the Police Administration Act 1978 (NT) (“the Act”) allow police officers to… Continue Reading

Dr Anne-Maree Farrell, Dr Darren O’Donovan, Dr Fleur Beaupert and Dr Maria Elander Join La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School would like to warmly welcome four new academics this semester: Dr Anne-Maree Farrell Dr Anne-Maree Farrell is Professor and Chair of Health Law and Society and an ARC Future Fellow. She joined La Trobe University Law School… Continue Reading