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Human Rights Observatory
By Kristin Diemer, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work, The University of Melbourne
Women leaving violent situations need to be able to ensure the safety of their companion animals, and a motion before the Victorian parliament is seeking changes to achieve that. (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Wednesday, March 3rd 2021
Dozens of states convening this week must forge a strong new political agreement that will help to minimize civilian casualties from explosive weapons that cause widespread destruction in cities and towns during armed conflicts, Amnesty International said today. (Full Story)
By Sarah Peters, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Flinders University
This new work from Restless Dance Theatre is staged in a bowling ally, and asks us to consider the possibilities of perspective. (Full Story)
By Jessica Lake, Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University
In 1886, a Victorian judge deplored the disregard given to women's rights in cases of sexual slander. Today, women are still fighting to protect their reputations and tell their stories. (Full Story)
By Leah Mercer, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Curtin University
In this brilliant new adaptation, Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard is transported to Manjimup, 300 km south of Perth, and the Australia of the 1980s. (Full Story)
By Alexander Gillespie, Professor of Law, University of Waikato
We should beware of employing public anger or suspicion as a compliance tool, and let the police and courts do their jobs. (Full Story)
By Ben Rich, Senior lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies, Curtin University
In the past week, the Biden administration has shown it is willing to back up words with actions in dealing with both Iran and Saudi Arabia. (Full Story)
By Citta Widagdo, Doctoral Researcher in Public Health Law, University of Birmingham
If the Bill is passed without medical and psychological help and strategy, the Indonesia government might put those with alcohol dependency at a serious risk of harm from alcohol withdrawal symptoms. (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, holds her sister's photo as she is interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, London, England, February 22, 2015. © 2015 Laura Lean/WPA Pool/Getty Images The United Kingdom’s highest court delivered a shocking blow to justice when it ruled that Shamima Begum, who was just 15 when she left for Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS), could not return to Britain to challenge the government’s stripping of her citizenship. This was despite the Supreme Court accepting that she could not have a fair hearing while detained… (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Sri Lankan municipal cemetery workers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 virus victim for cremation in Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 21, 2020.  © 2020 Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via AP The Sri Lankan government’s announcement that it would finally end its medically baseless policy of “forced cremation” of people who die with Covid-19 was welcomed by Muslim families, who for religious reasons bury their dead. But the government then added a gratuitous requirement that burials take place on the small northwestern island of Iranaitivu, which is principally inhabited by Catholic… (Full Story)
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