Articles by Human Rights Law
Amal Alamuddin And George Clooney To Become Parents: Couple To Adopt A Child From A War-Torn Country—Report
November 17 2014 3:10 PM
Amal and George were reportedly inspired by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt a kid.
Australia Slammed For Claiming Domestic Violence Is 'Not Torture'
November 14 2014 9:37 AM
The Australian government argued before the UN committee investigating reports of torture on asylum seekers that domestic violence was not a form of torture.
Australia Rejects UN Charge Of Rights Violations On Asylum Seekers
September 10 2014 2:47 PM
The UN needs to evolve mechanisms to fix such cases before engaging in a public debate
June Becomes Deadliest Month of 2014 in Iraq – UN
July 03 2014 12:58 PM
June has become the deadliest month in Iraq with 2, 400 death recorded according to the United Nations
Manus Island Inquiry: Asylum Seekers Given Worm-Infested Bread in Prison-Like Conditions
March 19 2014 7:03 PM
An asylum seeker revealed that the bread in the Manus Island detention centre is "full of worms." A court in Papua Guinea heard detailed accounts of asylum seekers eating worm-infested bread and enduring living in a "prison-like" environment. The asylum seeker detention facility in Manus Island is run by the Australian government. The 25-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq told the PNG court that he was compelled to pull apart the bread provided in the facility to get rid of worms. Spea...
Australian Protesters Demand Shut Down of Manus Island Facility for Asylum Seekers
February 26 2014 8:18 PM
Protesters in Australia have called on the government to close the asylum seeker detention centre in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, after it was revealed in a report that a former Sri Lankan military officer is running the facility.
Most Syrians Killed in Unlawful Conventional Attacks: Says UN Human Rights Panel
September 17 2013 11:40 AM
As the U.S. and its allies clamour to punish the Assad government in Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and rebels, a vast majority of Syrians have been killed in unlawful attacks using conventional weapons such as guns and mortars, with children making up a large proportion of the casualties. These are the findings of a United Nations appointed human right probe which is calling for a halt to weapons being supplied to both Government and the rebel forces.
Investigate Australia for Drone Strikes, Rights Groups Demand
August 20 2013 4:13 PM
Human rights groups in Australia have demanded that the U.N. expand its investigation scope to include Australia’s role in the deadly U.S. drone strikes. At a time when the country is gearing up for elections, this news could come as a major embarrassment for the government and stir up discussion on Australia’s role in the killing innocent civilians.
New Zealand Asylum Law Allows Mass Detention
June 14 2013 2:32 PM
The Immigration Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in the parliament legalising the mass detention of asylum seekers reaching the shores of New Zealand. Covered by the law are those arriving in groups of at least 30 people, and they will be issued a single warrant for six months detention.
Marriage is Best for Raising Children… That’s Why We Need Marriage Equality
August 31 2012 12:45 PM
The Sydney Morning Herald recently published an opinion piece by Patrick Parkinson titled 'About time we all cared more about marriage', in which he argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry will diminish the institution of marriage.
ICC president builds support for the international criminal court during visit to Southeast Asia
March 18 2011 12:23 AM
The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Sang-Hyun Song of South Korea, concluded an eight-day official trip to Southeast Asia on Sunday 13 March 2011.