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.
The University of Melbourne is launching an exhibition of international work on sustainable urban design, in a program known as Eco-Acupuncture, helping communities ‘future-proof’ their cities for the impact of climate change.
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President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Melbourne during his official visit to Australia in October 2017 in recognition of his significant role in advancing the arts, humanities and education in Ireland and beyond.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.