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For the first time, Australia has been elected into the UN Human Rights Council along with Saudi Arabia, the Phillipines and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Professor Hilary Charlesworth discusses the legitimacy of the elections and says that this appointment gives Australia an opportunity to examine its own human rights record. Recorded on October 17, 2017 with ABC News' Kathryn Robinson.

Melbourne Law School Associate Dean Professor John Howe has been appointed the new Director of the Melbourne School of Government.

The University of Melbourne Law School has been ranked seventh in the world and first in Australia in the Times Higher Education World University 2018 Subject Rankings for Law.

A range of support programs has been shown to improve access to justice for people with cognitive disabilities who have been accused of crimes, according to an investigation by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Law students will compete in the 2017 ‘Law Apps Bake Off’ on Thursday 25 May at Melbourne Law School. Over the course of a semester, the students have worked in the Law Apps course with non-profit legal-service organisations to create applications that help Australian citizens address legal challenges.

Melbourne Law School Dean Carolyn Evans has been appointed University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Provost with responsibility for graduate education.

 

All company directors should have a personal identification number linking their past and present directorships to help stamp out harmful phoenix activity, according to researchers from the University of Melbourne Law School.

Hype in the marketing of açaí berry products — which sell for up to $150 a kilo — has highlighted serious flaws in new rules governing food health claims.

The University of Melbourne is holding its first ever “Snitch Hunt” on Saturday — World Human Rights Day — to show just how Australia’s new metadata laws have scuppered notions of privacy and made it a doddle to flush out whistleblowers.

 

Laws that are meant to protect persons with disabilities in the criminal justice system can lead to detention without an end date. 

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