Search results for "human rights"

Who We Are


Thu 03 Mar 2016

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — or drones — are at the forefront of military technology today and are increasingly forming the invisible frontline of modern state warfare. Support for the deployment of drones is growing on the basis of their supposed accuracy and cost for militaries that have been downsizing since the end of the Cold War. ...

Refugees in Malaysia: Economic, mixed and survival migration

Wed 05 Oct 2016

In Malaysia refugees are not the political issue they have become in Australia. Most Malaysians are preoccupied with domestic economic woes and the curtailment of their civil liberties under an increasingly authoritarian and corrupt government. This highlights a key problem for Australia - its draconian border control policies rely o ...

Diasporas in Action

Thu 02 Feb 2017

We belong to a world of people on the move - in 2015, 244 million people lived outside their country of origin, including 20 million refugees. These migrants often create vibrant diaspora communities that can become agents of social, political, cultural and economic change in both  the homelands they have left behind and in the societies th ...

Peace in our time?

Wed 08 Feb 2017

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the US on 20 January 2017. Last year, we saw the rise of right wing populism globally: Duterte’s regime in the Philippines is killing thousands of people extra-judicially as part of his tough stance on drugs, Germany and France face emergent right-wing movements as the ...

Audiences, Activism and Political Film Festivals

Thu 25 May 2017

Since the 1970s, there has been significant growth in activist and human rights-focused film festivals around the world. In part, this reflects the fact that human rights has, particularly in the West, become a dominant political and legal language through which all kinds of issues can be expressed. However, it also reflects the influence that t ...

MFU 4 Asylum Seekers: Global Politics

Human Security and Human Rights

Tue 04 Feb 2014

MFU@City Square

On Democracy and Human Rights

Tue 06 Dec 2011

Ethics and Morality in the 21st Century

Universal Differences?

Sat 05 Jun 2010

Ours is a world in which ‘truth’ shares equal footing with ‘opinion’, where ‘equality’ is at odds with liberty, where ‘difference’ is held up as sacrosanct and ‘plurality’ is strictly – often brutally – enforced. As such, can we still speak of such a thing as ‘universality’ today? Focusing on the most famous contemporary invocation of universality, ...

Voices from the South

On human rights

Thu 12 May 2011

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

The UN Security Council: What have women got to do with it?

Tue 17 Sep 2013

This week we will present a panel session with Di Otto (Melb Uni) and Caroline Lambert (Executive Director, YWCA Australia). Di and Caroline will examine the role of the Security Council in relation to issues faced by women around the world, and will reflect on the ways in which women have engaged with the broader UN system - reflecting particularl ...

Middle East Mediated


Thu 16 Oct 2014

Mazen Hajjar: 961 beer founder and brewer Manelle Chawk: Human rights lawyer and ultra-marathon runner

Middle East Mediated


Thu 23 Oct 2014

Samah Sabawi: Palestinian Australian Canadian writer and human rights advocate Eli Glasman: Jewish writer and author of the novel The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

Contemporary Australian Issues

Race Relations in Australia

Sat 01 May 2010

In regard to its indigenous population and to non-European immigrants, Australia was a deeply racially divided country from its settlement until 1972, when the Whitlam government symbolically opened a new era in Australia’s race relations by abolishing the White Australia Policy. The bipartisan effort to reject the racist bias which had been offici ...

Middle East Mediated


Thu 30 Oct 2014

Amin Ansari: PhD candidate at Flinders University, author and manager of Greens’ Art website; the most comprehensive online archive and exhibition of artworks related to the Green Movement of Iran Linda Briskman: Professor of Human Rights at Swinburne University of Technology and refugee advocate