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Wanted Sudan leader Bashir avoids South Africa arrest - BBC News

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir avoids South Africa arrest - BBC News | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returns to Khartoum from South Africa, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges on an international warrant.
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Article re Bashir illustrates problems with warrants issued by ICC and need for co-operation from member states to bring fugitives before the court.

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Child soldier recruitment soars in Central African Republic, report says

Child soldier recruitment soars in Central African Republic, report says | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
A new report says the number of child soldiers fighting in Central African Republic has quadrupled since 2012.
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Articles relates to our contemporary human rights issue of child soldiers.

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What life is like inside an IS-run city

What life is like inside an IS-run city | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
A CITY in darkness with water available only two hours a day. Where unemployment is rife, education is banned and farmers are forced to hand over 10 per cent of their income to militants as young as 15 at military checkpoints.
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Good example of the role media (particularly social media) plays in promoting human rights. Thanks to Jace for the article!

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International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica

International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
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A great example of the role the ICJ can play in resolving a dsipute between states. Also pleasing to see that Japan has indicated that it will abide by the decision of the court!

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Inquiry reveals hidden problem of slavery in NSW

Inquiry reveals hidden problem of slavery in NSW | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
A report released today warns the problem of human trafficking for exploitation in New South Wales is 'far more widespread than anyone would care to estimate'.
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Human trafficking and slavery are also an issue in Australia - and it has been found to extend beyond the sex industry into domestic service and forced marriages.

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US prosecutor condemns Hague trials of Kenyan leaders

US prosecutor condemns Hague trials of Kenyan leaders | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
David Crane says international criminal court prosecutors have ignored political realities and created a lose-lose situation
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Useful article for Human Rights and Crime: International Crime (international measures; effectiveness). The President and Deputy President of Kenya have been indicted (charged) by the ICC for crimes against humanity (including murder, torture and sexual violence).
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Info_for_students.pdf

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Thanks to Ellen for sending in the link to this resource for Human rights.

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The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world

The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
At the just-concluded extraordinary session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, accusations flew thick and fast about the alleged bias of the International Criminal Court.

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Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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Keep an eye on the LIAC News Watch blog for all of your topics.

 

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United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law

United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law By Greg Sherington-22 August 2013
22 August 2013 THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Today the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva found...

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Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Entries by category: Human Rights | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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gina lockton's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:52 PM

Core Unit; Human Rights - this is a great blog

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Kenya makes new plea to UN Council over ICC charges

Kenya makes new plea to UN Council over ICC charges | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS AFP - Kenya made a new plea to the UN Security Council on Thursday to terminate International Criminal Court charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders over political unrest in 2008.But western nations on the...

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Megan Wakeley's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:05 PM

ICC and State Sovereignty

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The BROWN COUCH: Boarding Houses Act – update

The BROWN COUCH: Boarding Houses Act – update | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Like the iconic piece of share-house furniture after which it is named, the Brown Couch is a place where tenants can catch up on the latest news, be cheaply entertained, and commune with their fellow tenants.

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 23, 2013 2:59 AM

Option: Shelter

An interesting site to keep an eye on

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Abbott hits out at scathing UN report on asylum policies

Abbott hits out at scathing UN report on asylum policies | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott hits out at the United Nations over a scathing report on the Government's asylum policies.
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Illustrates the role state sovereignty can play in hindering human rights and the role the UN plays in enforcing human rights (or not!).

 

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Comparison-of-the-ICJ-and-the-ICC.pdf

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Comparison of the ICC and ICJ.
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Human Rights and Wrongs | Q&A | ABC TV

Human Rights and Wrongs | Q&A | ABC TV | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Programs: Human Rights and Wrongs: Q&A.
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ABC's Q and A program looked at the issue of human rights last week - covered a wide range issues relating to the topic.

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North Korea crimes evoke Nazi era, UN inquiry finds

North Korea crimes evoke Nazi era, UN inquiry finds | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, UN investigators said.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:32 PM

Now what will the United Nations do about North Korea?? That is the big question!

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French troops to Central African Republic

French troops to Central African Republic | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
French officials say the country will send hundreds of extra troops to the strife-torn Central African Republic.
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Thanks to Tim for alerting us to this article on the use of child soldiers and possible genocide in the Central African Republic.

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Nearly 30 million people in slavery: report

Nearly 30 million people in slavery: report | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
An estimated 30 million people around the world are living in slavery, according to a new report.
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Good facts and statistics to use in exams - 30 million slaves worldwide, often victims of human trafficking by gangs. There's a new list you can quote in exams - the 'Global Slavery Index' - which ranks countries according to human trafficking severity and responses. Mauritania's the worst by percentage. India, China and Pakistan are the worst by number. 4400 victims in Britain (when the number should really be zero). And a relatively new NGO called the 'Walk Free Foundation' compiled the list.

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The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world

The International Controversy Court: Why its selective justice is failing Africa and the world | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
At the just-concluded extraordinary session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, accusations flew thick and fast about the alleged bias of the International Criminal Court.

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MEMO: ASYLUM SEEKERS NOW ‘ILLEGAL’

MEMO: ASYLUM SEEKERS NOW ‘ILLEGAL’ | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Scott Morrison's directive to call asylum seekers "illegal" is tricky language aimed at making us indifferent to their plight. MONICA ATTARD reports.

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UN rights panel challenges Pyongyang over slander claim - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

UN rights panel challenges Pyongyang over slander claim - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea has challenged Pyongyang to back its allegation that testimony gathered by his commission amounted to slander.
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A good example of how state sovereignty can be used to hinder the protection of human rights (i.e. to allow human rights violations to occur). Also interesting to note the role of the Human Rights Council in this issue - and the action (or not!) taken by the UN to address these (alleged) violations of human rights.

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Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels

Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
This post examines a particularly horrendous violation of children’s rights: the phenomenon of child soldiers. The footage of the massacre of prisoners in Saraqi is evidence not just of a war crime...

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Some good information for your contemporary issue of child soldiers.

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Child Soldiers - Worth a read!!!!!

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:02 AM

Human Rights - Child Soldiers

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Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee Council of Australia | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
The Refugee Council of Australia is a non-profit peak organisation.

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ss legal's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:23 PM

Asylum seekers who arrive by boat are not acting illegally. Get the facts from the refugee council.

gina lockton's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:20 PM

HSC: Legal Studies

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Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know

Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know | DSODE HSC Legal Studies Human Rights | Scoop.it
Where do Australia's asylum seekers come from – and how does the country compare with the rest of the world?

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