Prisoners with disability – human rights and disability rights, a seminar by ALHR’s Natalie Wade

On Monday 8 August 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed the Disability Rights Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Natalie Wade, to present a seminar to students on prisoners with disability and the criminal justice system. Natalie… Continue Reading

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

Patrick McGee Interviewed on ABC Radio National Law Report

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On 11 November 2015, Patrick McGee, Coordinator of the Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign at La Trobe Law School, joined Damien Carrick on ABC Radio National’s Law Report  to talk about how Indigenous people with disabilities often get caught in a spiral of over policing, because of the absence of… Continue Reading

Broader Social Change under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth): The Importance of Adopting a Rights-Based Approach

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By Angela Liantzakis Disability is experienced by one in five Australians. Many Australians with disabilities, as well as their families, friends and carers, are facing discrimination despite legislation to address this. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA), Australia’s key… Continue Reading

Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Lessons Learned from People with Disabilities

Lee Ann Basser, Associate Professor and Associate Head of La Trobe Law School, presented a paper titled “Monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”  with Associate Professor Paul Ramcharan at the Australian Social Policy Conference: Rights & Entitlements in Times… Continue Reading

Upcoming Staff Seminars at La Trobe University

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  Staff Seminar #9: Defining Legal Capacity in Light of        Article 12 CRPD: What is and what isn’t an exercise of       legal capacity?   Date: Wednesday 2 September Time: 12.45am to 2.00pm Venue: ED2 318, Education Boardroom Cost: Free RVSP: Registration is required on… Continue Reading