Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is a network of Australian lawyers active in practising and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia. If you are qualified to practice as a legal practitioner in Australia, or are studying or teaching law in Australia, or are working in a legal capacity in Australia, please consider joining us. Read about us and our activities, from the menu above.


29/03/2014 2013 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 2013 AGM, held on 21 March 2013

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15/03/2014 Changes to protection from racial discrimination - how will it affect you?

On 5 March ALHR held a panel discussion on the racial hatred provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) in Sydney. The speakers included Dr Tim Soutphommasane (Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission), Ms Kate Eastman SC (human rights barrister, founding member of ALHR, member of the Bar Association's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committees), Mr Peter Wertheim AM (Executive Director of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, member of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and Australian Multicultural Advisory Council); and Mr Les Malezer (Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples).
Photos of the event are available on ALHR's Facebook page, and highlights of the evening will be available on ALHR's Youtube channel.

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14/03/2014 ALHR AGM 31 March

The AGM will be held on 31 March 2014, at venues in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and elsewhere by teleconference. The national committee for 2014 will be elected at this meeting.
All members are invited to consider nominating for positions on the national committee.
The ALHR website has the AGM: