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Update on the Centre’s activities for 2013

It has been a busy 6 months for the staff at the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) so we thought it was time for an update of our work.
On top of our postgraduate teaching and our 10 year anniversary events that have been organised by Gaylene Galardi with help from all CHRE staff, we [...]

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Director speaks at the Western Australian State Labor Conference

On 2 November 2012 Centre Director, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, was one of the speakers at the WA State Labor Conference on the topic “Building support for a more compassionate refugee policy”. Other speakers were Melissa Parke MP, Young Australian of the Year Akram Azimi and Senator Sue [...]

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Experiences of ‘no advantage’: Asylum seekers living in the community

On the 25th of September 2013, Dr Lisa Hartley from the Centre for Human Rights Education spoke to attendees at the “Settling in Western Australia: Government, Service Provider, Community and Researcher Forum” which was organised with the support of The Australian Sociological Association, the Office of Multicultural Interests, and The Settlement Council of Australia. Lisa’s [...]

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Presentation: Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture

Director of the Centre for Human Rights Education, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, spoke to attendees at the annual Sir Ronald Wilson lecture on 6 August 2013. The topic Mary Anne spoke about was Recent Developments in the Law Relating to Refugees and Asylum Seekers. You can download a copy of her presentation from the [...]

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CHRE Participation in International Forums on Monitoring Human Rights

Dr Caroline Fleay has recently participated in several international human rights forums and spoken about monitoring immigration detention in Australia.

Along with human rights academics from Russia, Turkey, Germany, US, UK and Finland, Caroline visited St Petersburg and presented at the forum on The Protection of Human Rights: Institutes and Practices held on 13-14 June. Near [...]

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‘Nowhere Home’ and talk by Centre Director

Centre Director Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny spoke at the premier Australian screening of Margreth Olin’s documentary film Nowhere Home on the 24th of June, 2013. The film premier was organised by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, the Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee and law firm King and Wood Mallesons.  Profits from the event went [...]

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Director of Centre guest speaker at Supreme Court

On Wednesday 19 September 2012 Centre Director, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny, was one of three guest speakers at the Australian Academy of Law /Australasian Law Teachers Association 2012 Perth Roundtable on the subject of “Trends in Legal Education for Practice“.
Perth Supreme Court. Photo courtesy M. Galardi
The event was held at the Supreme [...]

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Publications: Disability Rights – Dr Karen Soldatic

Dr Karen Soldatic in England
Karen Soldatic has recently returned after spending several months in England as a British Academy International Fellow at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University where she undertook field work on the impact of the Cameron Government’s welfare reforms on disabled women living in North West England. Together with colleagues from CeDR, [...]

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Recent Activity at the Centre

On Saturday 5 November, Professor Linda Briskman delivered a keynote address to participants at the Australian Association of Social Workers conference in Townsville. The theme of the conference was Advance Australia Fair? The role of Social Work in achieving social justice and human rights and Linda spoke on ‘The human rights imperative for asylum seekers: [...]

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Conference: Dialogue Under Occupation

Miyume Tanji joined the 5th meeting of the “Dialogue Under Occupation” held in Okinawa, Japan in August 2011.
Miyume Tanji answering questions
“It’s purpose is the ongoing exploration of dialogue and discourse in areas of the world experiencing occupation. Dialogue under occupation does not mean that the less powerful or powerless are accepting the occupation in any [...]

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