Human rights

A Mongolian diplomat's path from ANU to Geneva

The role of international human rights law in the prevention of ethnic conflicts

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

Libraries Without Borders volunteering takes ANU law student to Paris

Julian Burnside in conversation with Simon Rice


In Watching Out, a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief, noted barrister and human-rights advocate Julian Burnside explains the origins of our legal system, looks at the way it operates in practice, and points out ways in which does and doesn't run true to its ultimate purposes. Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemperate age.

Fair trial rights in the European Court of Human Rights: Recent cases

Join a discussion group for a brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear a short presentation followed by discussion.

ANU law graduate making a difference

Passionate about International Law – Kashpee Wahid wins PCA-ANU Fellowship

Nauru abuse reports warrant action to protect children in detention

Maintain a firm sense of perspective: Sophie Ryan’s challenge

A passion for Indigenous Australia – graduate Tess Kelly


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