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Joint Australian NGO report to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT)

Fiona McGaughey from the Centre for Human Rights Education was one of the contributors to a joint Australian NGO report to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT).  The Committee will review Australia’s performance in November this year in Geneva. Co-ordinated by the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC), the report covers a wide range of issues […]

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Joint Submission to ALRC’s Discussion Paper: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws

The Centre for Human Rights Education in partnership People With Disabilities, Western Australia (PWd WA) have made a joint submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Commonwealth legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity. The submission welcomed […]

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Article: Lessons in others’ kindness

The Centre for Human Rights Education’s Caroline Fleay visited Tehran in late April to participate in a South Asia forum on Afghan refugees in the region. Other participants at the forum were representatives of civil society groups in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Indonesia, and several others from Australia including the Centre’s Adjunct Professor […]

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CHRE submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission. as part of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

CHRE Staff Mary Anne Kenny, Caroline Fleay and Lisa Hartley have provided a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’ s ‘National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014’ (http://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/national-inquiry-children-immigration-detention-2014) The submission provides an analysis of the Enhanced Screening procedure introduced in October 2012 and since applied to Sri Lankan nationals arriving in Australia by […]

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Policy as Punishment: Asylum Seekers in the Community without the Right to Work

Curtin University researchers from the Centre for Human Rights Education have just released the findings of the first academic study into the experiences of asylum seekers living in the community in Australia without the right to work. The study highlights the distress and fear caused by not being able to work and the ongoing uncertainty […]

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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, […]

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Report: Released but not yet free

Dr Lisa Hartley and Dr Caroline Fleay have released a research report titled Released but not yet free: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Community after Long‐Term Detention. The report explores the experiences of asylum seekers released into the community after long-term immigration detention in Australia (between 15 – 25 months). This is the first […]

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Opinion Piece: Australia is now Uncle Sam’s ‘Keystone of the Pacific’: learn from Okinawa

On the 30th of November 2012, The Conversation website published an article by Centre for Human Rights Education Adjunct, Dr Miyume Tanji titled Australia is now Uncle Sam’s ‘Keystone of the Pacific’: learn from Okinawa. Miyume’s piece is about the growing presence of the US military in Darwin and the effect this may have on […]

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Publications: Refugee and asylum seeker rights – Dr Lucy Fiske

A number of pieces have been published this year on refugee and asylum seeker issues by Centre for Human Rights Education staff member Dr Lucy Fiske. On 5 July 2012, “Want to Stop the Boats? Make refuge available off-shore” was published in The Conversation online. The article addressed the topical issue of “Australia’s politicians determined […]

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Insider Resistance: Understanding refugee protest against immigration detention in Australia 1999 – 2005

Congratulations to Centre for Human Rights Education staff member Lucy Fiske who recently completed her PhD research titled Insider Resistance: Understanding refugee protest against immigration detention in Australia 1999 – 2005. Lucy interviewed refugees who had been detained in Australia and who had protested against their detention through a range of methods from writing letters […]

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