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

Panel Event: Online/offline: Sexual Violence, Activism, and Justice

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

Online/offline: sexual violence, activism, and justice 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 activism. In particular, the seminar will investigate the role… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #7: The Figure of the Victim in International Criminal Justice, the case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

In the seventh staff seminar, Dr Maria Elander will present a paper titled ‘The Figure of the Victim in International Criminal Justice, the case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’. Abstract In international criminal justice, victims appear… Continue Reading

Professor Mary Anne Noone’s Submission to the Access to Justice Review

Mary Anne Noone La Trobe Law School

Professor Mary Anne Noone recently made a submission to the Access to Justice Review. Her submission addressed the following aspects related to the Review’s terms of reference: Definition of access to justice; Complex legal need; Integrated legal service delivery model;… Continue Reading