Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference 2017: registration now open with a call for abstracts

You are warmly invited to register for the 2017 Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference to be held on July 7th at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Docklands. This is a free event with catering provided, supported by… Continue Reading

CHLS Research Seminar: No Sweat: Leveraging Science to Cultivate Lasting Exercise Motivation and Behaviour Change

Abstract Despite over 30 years of marketing and promoting exercise to the general population the majority are still not regularly physically active. Have you ever wondered why it is that most people choose not to move given the multitude of… Continue Reading

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

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

2017 is the Year for Promoting & Protecting Human Rights in Australia – National conference examining Australia’s human rights performance looms

At a time when Australians’ human rights have never been more under threat, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will hold a two-day national conference focused on improving human rights protections in Australia from February 17. The conference will bring… Continue Reading

Recent Publication on Coronial Law and Spatial Justice

In ‘Walking With the Dead: Coronial Law and Spatial Justice in the Necropolis’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, “explores a spatial history of the office of coroner in the nineteenth century”. He “examines how the movements of the… Continue Reading

The prohibition on torture: An essential element of national security policies

By Darren O’Donovan What does it take to believe torture works? Why do we as a society often debate hypothetical ticking time bomb scenarios, and what does it say about our public discourse that they are so prominent? In this… Continue Reading

Seminar recording: Online/offline sexual violence, activism and justice

The Online/offline: sexual violence, activism, and justice seminar was recorded on 25 November 2016. It draws together leading international and national scholars in the field of sexual violence to examine current practice, progress, and challenges in sexual violence justice and… Continue Reading

Online/offline: sexual violence, activism and justice – public lecture and panel discussion

By Rachel Loney-Howes On the 25th of November 2016 – on the International Day to End Violence against Women, no less, which is the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women ending on December 10th, International… Continue Reading