Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future
It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.