Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Volume One - Book

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Volume One - Book

By Paula Gerber, Melissa Castan

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Date: 08/03/2021

Code: 9780455243566

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Description

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, accessible and scholarly examination of many of the key human rights issues facing Australia today. Written for human rights and legal scholars, legal practitioners and those readers who wish to increase their understanding of the field, this book provides a timely and intriguing discussion on the law and policy regarding the application of human rights standards in Australia today.

The contributors are many of the nation's leading and emerging experts in human rights, drawn from both legal and non-legal disciplines, and from varied backgrounds including universities, NGOs and the Australian Human Rights Commission. The authors outline and explore a collection of thought-provoking and controversial topics, presenting clear, articulate and engaging chapters that skilfully highlight both introductory ideas and in-depth critical analysis.

Editorial Review

'This book provides a remarkable portrait of the state of human rights in Australia; not always favourable... .'

- The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

 

'This book is just what we need, an insightful analysis of the current state of human rights law in Australia, along with guidance about how we can improve the protection and promotion of human rights in this country.'

Gillian Triggs, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner Protection UNHCR

'This collection offers a fascinating array of analyses of Australia's engagement with the international human rights system. It shows the complexity of the Australian political and legal context which has long been wary of the language of human rights. This book is incisive and critical, yet ultimately optimistic about the future of human rights in Australia.

- Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Table of Contents

1. Reflections and Dimensions on Human Rights in Australia (Melissa Castan & Paula Gerber)

2. Australia's Human Rights Framework: Has it Improved Accountability? (Adam Fletcher & Phil Lynch)

3. The Fragile Foundations of the Human Rights Protections: Why Australia Needs a Human Rights Instrument (Julie Debeljak)

4. The Constitution, the High Court and Human Rights (Melissa Castan & Katie O'Bryan)

5. Australia's Engagement with the United Nations (Kate Eastman SC)

6. Protection and Enjoyment of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Andrew Byrnes)

7. Anti Discrimination Laws in Australia (Beth Gaze)

8. Human Rights and Disability: An Australian Experience (Piers Gooding & Rosemary Kayess)

9. Illuminating the Invisible: Women's Human Rights in Australian Law and Policy (Tania Penovic)

10. Abortion and Human Rights in Australia: To What Extent Does Australian Law and Practice Facilitate a Woman's Right to Terminate a Pregnancy (Ronli Sifris)

11. Children's Rights in Australia: Still Confronting the Challenges (John Tobin)

12. Human Rights and Australia's Indigenous Peoples (Mick Gooda)

13. Marrul (Changing season): Understanding Indigenous Rights (Inala Cooper & Shannon Dodson)

14. Indigenous - Self-determination and Constitutional Recognition (Harry Hobbs)

15. Boat People and the Entrenchment of Exclusion (Tania Penovic)

16. Australia's Mental Health Laws and Human Rights (Bernadette McSherry)

17. Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoner's in Australia (Bronwyn Naylor)

18. A Human Right  to a Healthy Environment (Rowena Cantley-Smith)

19. Protecting the Human Rights of Prisonersin Australia (Bronwyn Naylor)

20. Should Australia be doing more to combat Islamophobia? (Farinez Zamani Ashni & Paula Gerber)

21. Muslim Identity and Human Rights in Australia (Samina Yasmeen)

22. Do Australians Care About Racism? Awareness, Heirarchies of Sympathy and Universality of Human Rights (Kevin Dunn)

23. Human Rights Education Within Australian Schools (Paula Gerber & Annie Pettitt).

 

 

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