Enhancing Human Rights Protections in Security Sectors

Enhancing Human Rights Protections in Security Sectors is a three year research and action oriented project seeking to identify and try out innovations strategies for preventing torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment.

Led by the University of Sydney and in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and the Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), and working cooperatively with police and military forces in those two countries, the project aims also to create new models of cooperation between different stakeholdersin the field with a view to developing sustainable and contextually sensitive solutions to trenchant human rights problems.

This website provides an overview of the project - how it was developed, its methodology, approach and aims, its research findings and our next steps. It also includes information about our international project team and upcoming international conference.

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Latest news

Director Professor Danielle Celermajer authored two articles on state-sanctioned violence in response to the December 2014 release of two important investigative reports: the USA's CIA torture report and the Australian Government Parliamentary Investigation into the death of asylum seeker Reza Barati, who was murdered while in detention on Manus Island.

Read Professor Celermajer's articles here: