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.
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.
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.
Australia’s place at the human rights table
Australia could play an important role on the UN's Human Rights Council; but a University of Melbourne expert says it needs to focus human rights at home first
Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction
A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.
Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability
People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.
Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?
Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.
The power of a warm welcome
Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.
Investigating state crime
On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.
Freedom from extreme poverty as a human right
Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world’s very poor are excluded from a life of dignity.