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Rights Nights: 5 Nights of Human Rights


9 December 2016

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Rights Nights: 5 Nights of Human Rights

9 December: Refugee Rights

Rights Nights invites you to the Human Rights speaker series comprising of 5 nights of events in the lead up to Human Rights Day. Each night will focus on a different facet of Human Rights in Australia.

This year, the topics will be:

  • The rights of Indigenous Australians
  • Privacy rights
  • Women’s health rights
  • Disability rights
  • Refugee rights.

Expert panels will discuss and offer ways to improve these topical Human Rights issues. There will also be an opportunity to speak with the panelists and other organisations who work in these areas if you feel inspired and are interested in finding out how you can get involved in advocating for these rights.

Sydney Law School is sponsoring the final night of the series on 9 December, Refugee Rights, with Sydney Law School panellists Professor Barbara McDonald, Nicole Watson and Professor Mary Crock.

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Friday 9 December - Refugee Rights Night

Refugee rights night will explore the rights of asylum seekers. Our expert Sydney Law School panel comprising Professor Barbara McDonald, Nicole Watson and Professor Mary Crock will unravel the complex and ever changing legal framework in relation to asylum seekers, explain Australia's obligations under International Law and highlight how and where Australia can improve.

About Refugee Rights Night

Fuelled by the rise in civil conflicts, the world is experiencing the highest rate of displaced people on record. We hear daily reports of the destruction that warfare, dictatorships and terrorist organisations create but there are also many other ways that a state may persecute its citizens or fail to offer them protection from persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is clear: people have the right to seek asylum from persecution and Contracting States will not impose penalties despite an asylum seeker's illegal entry. Despite being a Contracting State, Australia has implemented mandatory detention and offshore processing for asylum seekers that come by boat, drawing criticism throughout the international community over its treatment of asylum seekers.

The Refugee Rights Night will explore the rights of aslyum seekers. Our expert panel will unravel the complex and ever changing legal framework in relation to asylum seekers, explain Australia's obligations under International law and highlight how and where Australia can improve.

This event is catered and there will be an opportunity to speak with the panelists and other organisations involved in advocating for refugee rights after the panel has concluded.

Refugee Rights Night is proudly sponsored by Sydney Law School.

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Other Nights

Monday 5 December - Indigenous Rights Night

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Tuesday 6 December - Privacy Rights Night

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Wednesday 7 December - Women's Health Rights Night

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Thursday 8 December - Disability Rights Night

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Time: 6-9pm

Location: Law Foyer, level 2, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential

Contact: Rights Nights

Phone: 0424 192 183

Email: 264038210a160406312908392111245a3f3f3b1f222b28211c251f23453a104831423445094725

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