EVENT: Live Organ Harvesting and Trafficking

EVENT: Live Organ Harvesting and Trafficking

 Local Action – International Impacts Tuesday 12 March 2013 6pm – 8pm Jubilee Room New South Wales Parliament House 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney Hosted by David Shoebridge International trade in human organs produces real and ongoing abuses of human rights. At its...
EVENT: ALHR Seminar on the Right to Silence in NSW

EVENT: ALHR Seminar on the Right to Silence in NSW

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights will be having a free seminar on proposed changes to the right to silence in NSW. Please note that lawyers may be able to claim CLE points for attendance at this seminar. These change represent a substantial attack on civil...
Organ Trafficking Ban – final report

Organ Trafficking Ban – final report

The Greens are currently considering law reform to create specific offenses of receiving harvested or trafficked organs within NSW or overseas. Such law reform could highlight the injustice of the global organ trade, and provide a strong disincentive for NSW residents...
Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

Appealing to conscience to overturn the Ellis Defence

David’s opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald today identifies the continuing unfairness to victims of abuse in the Catholic Church of the ‘Ellis Defence’. The full text of the piece is below, or can be viewed online here. We are calling on the...
Attorney General stumbles on bail

Attorney General stumbles on bail

The Attorney General’s long awaiting reform of the bail laws has failed to deliver, with no commitment to reduce the number of people held on remand and a failure to accept key recommendations of the Law Reform Commission to have a universal presumption in...