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CHRE staff members visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley attended the Third International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15-17 October 2014. They both presented a paper on a panel entitled “Regional Responses to Asylum Seekers: Human Rights and the Shrinking Protection Spaces in Southeast Asia and […]

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Villawood Detention Centre: Growing Despair for Refugees with Negative ASIO Security Assessments

Dr Lisa Hartley from the Centre for Human Rights Education recently visited the Villawood Immigration Detention facility in Sydney which includes the maximum-security centre that holds males and the Sydney Immigration Residential Housing (IRH) that holds mainly women and families (including children). The IRH includes in a small row of single-storey units, which are surrounded […]

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Centre staff visit Indonesia

Dr Lucy Fiske  and Dr Caroline Fleay from the Centre for Human Rights Education visited Indonesia in October 2012, where they attended the 2nd South East Asian Human Rights Network International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in Southeast Asia held in Jakarta. The conference confirmed that human rights are most definitely of […]

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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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A sad farewell to Dr Karen Soldatic

We are very sad to announce that Karen Soldatic will be leaving the Centre for Human Rights Education next week to take up a position at the University of New South Wales. Karen has been working with the Centre over the past two and a half years, first as a Lecturer and more recently as a Research Fellow. […]

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A sad farewell to Professor Linda Briskman

We are very sad to say that after more than five years as the Chair of the Centre for Human Rights Education, Linda Briskman is leaving today to take up the position of Professor of Human Rights at the Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University. We wish her all the very best back in Melbourne. […]

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Report: The Hidden Men

Caroline Fleay and Linda Briskman released a report on the 17th of November to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship based on their visits to the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre in 2011. The Hidden Men report details a range of issues of concern that were evident during Caroline and Linda’s five visits to Curtin IDC. In particular, it […]

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Event: Human Rights and the Karen People in Burma

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. The Centre for Human Rights Education invites you to a presentation by Saw David Tharkabaw, Vice President of the Karen National Union and Chairman of the National Democratic Front, and Ner Dah Mya, a colonel in the Karen National Liberation Army. When: Monday 19 September […]

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23 June 2011- Public Forum: The Impact of Detention on the Mental Health of Asylum Seekers

To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we welcome you to join us for a public forum with guest speaker Professor Derrick Silove and presentations from former detainees and ASeTTS’ staff, working with detainees. Asylum seekers and the Federal Government’s policy regarding the managing of arrivals and the processing of […]

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Opinion piece: Perpetuating human rights abuses against Australians

Centre Adjunct Research Associate Susie Latham has had an opinion piece – Perpetuating human rights abuses against Australians – published on  the ABC’s ‘The Drum’ website on 13 April, 2011. Referring to an opinion piece written by Anglican vicar and self-proclaimed human rights activist Mark Durie, Susie states, “Durie claims ‘There is a debate going […]

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