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  1. 25 September 2020 - Legal Affairs

    COVID-19 and curfews

    Some Victorians say COVID-19 restrictions are risking their human rights – particularly the curfew – but are they right, asks a University of Melbourne expert?

  2. 17 September 2020 - Humanities

    Principles aren’t enough when human rights meet business

    The United Nation’s principles on business and human rights struggling in the face of material interests of those in power University of Melbourne experts warn.

  3. 20 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why some women are dying for getting their period

    Menstrual beliefs and taboos can place serious restrictions on a woman’s life, impacting her health and freedoms writes a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 9 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth

    In parts of the world women are commonly mistreated in health facilities during childbirth, World Health Organization and University of Melbourne research finds

  5. Podcast4 September 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Bringing democracy to the internet

    University of Melbourne graduate Lizzie O’Shea says that we should look to histories of computing and social movements in order to determine our digital future.

  6. 30 April 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Rugby Australia vs Israel Folau

    Ahead of a hearing on rugby star Israel Folau’s alleged breach of contract over social media posts a University of Melbourne expert assesses the legal arguments

  7. 5 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Young and resilient

    The first study of how young refugees in Australia are faring, undertaken by University of Melbourne researchers, shows they are adapting well to resettlement

  8. 20 March 2018 - Legal Affairs

    No country, no rights, no hope

    Millions of people worldwide are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to human rights abuses. The issue needs more attention, say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 8 March 2018 - Public Affairs

    Religious freedom: One right among many

    A University of Melbourne expert argues the tension between rights like religious freedom and equality reflects the need for an Australian bill of rights.

  10. 30 November 2017 - Public Affairs

    How did it come to this?

    Australia's asylum seeker policies put it in breach of its international obligations. A University of Melbourne expert charts how the country came to this.