Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Volume1

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia Volume1

By Paula Gerber, Melissa Castan

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$121.00 RRP

New Release, 26/02/2021

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 Reviews

'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

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