The ‘Right to Humiliate’: Basic income and the dignity of welfare recipients

By Caitlin O’Gorman The federal government’s move to introduce mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is yet another attempt to criminalise, punish and stigmatise those receiving income support payments. The trial would see Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients in Mandurah,… Continue Reading

A Settlement, not a Solution.

By Sarah Yigit The Nauru and Manus Island offshore detention centres have been at the cornerstone of continuous controversy. A class action brought against the Australian Commonwealth on behalf of 1923 asylum seekers and refugees detained on Manus Island has… Continue Reading

The Forgotten Women on Nauru

By Emily Treeby Last month, Federal Liberal MP Russel Broadbent endorsed in parliament the message of the #BringThemHere campaign. The Victorian moderate broke ranks with government policy and called for refugees in offshore detention to be resettled permanently in Australia.… Continue Reading

Careers Connect Fair 2017

The La Trobe Law Students’ Association extends a warm invitation to our students to be a part of our 2017 Careers Connect Fair. Participating organisations include the Victorian Law Reform Commission, Victorian Government Solicitors, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Victoria… Continue Reading

2017 is the year for human rights

By Alex Virgo ‘We have human rights because we are human, but people don’t seem to understand that.’ It has been over a week since I attended the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights inaugural conference, but these words spoken by… Continue Reading

Legal Eagle “Falconer” Edition No 2: Randa Rafiq – La Trobe Law Students’ Association

As the Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Randa provides a range of new resources to ALHR which greatly enhance their ability to promote, practice and protect universally accepted standards of human rights throughout Australia and overseas. As… Continue Reading

ALHR invites you to the National Human Rights Conference: 17 – 18 February 2017

La Trobe Law School and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights are pleased to announce an exciting new development.  On 17 and 18 February 2017, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights will be hosting the inaugural Human Rights Conference in partnership with… Continue Reading

The 20 year queue: Family reunion for “genuine” refugees unlikely

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Imagine being told by the Government that you must wait 20 years to see your family. This happened to 22 year old Ali, a Syrian refugee. His story was told recently by Shen Narayansamy… Continue Reading

LLS Human Rights Talks: With great power comes great responsibility – Human rights within the corporate sphere

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On Monday 29 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School welcomed the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Business and Human Rights subcommittee, Amy Sinclair to present a seminar on human rights and business. It is well regarded… Continue Reading

Seminar: Violence Against Women – An International Human Rights Perspective

On Monday 22 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School was delighted to welcome the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Women and Girls Rights Subcommittee, Claire Hammerton to present a human rights based seminar to students. Claire… Continue Reading