News and events
20 December 2023
Sydney Health Law Research Affiliate’s E-cigarettes Proposal Adopted by Commonwealth
Sydney Health Law research affiliate Neil Francey’s proposal for an Australian E-cigarettes Commissioner has been adopted by the Commonwealth Parliament in its new flagship legislation, the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Act 2023.
18 December 2023
Sydney Law School announces 2024 Visiting Fellows
Sydney Law School will welcome ten researchers from eight different countries as part of its new Visiting Fellowships scheme.
13 December 2023
Unraveling Robodebt: Legal Failures, Impact on Vulnerable Communities and Future Reforms
The Albanese government has agreed in full or in principle to 56 recommendations of the robodebt royal commission, we spoke to Professor Emeritus Terry Carney about the scheme and what these recommendations mean.
12 December 2023
The ‘limitless’ opportunities with a law degree
Adam Herman talks about why he chose to study at Sydney Law School, the ‘limitless’ opportunities available to law students, and the advantages of online study.
08 December 2023
Sydney Spotlight with Professor Ben Saul
10 December is Human Rights Day. To get a better understanding of what this means, we talk to Professor Ben Saul, Challis Chair of International Law, who has recently been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights.
07 December 2023
Meet the Commonwealth Parliament’s human rights legal adviser
How do we ensure that the laws federal Parliament passes are compatible with human rights? In Australia, this responsibility falls on a parliamentary committee known as the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.
05 December 2023
The impacts of climate change on Human and Non-Human Rights
The world is currently experiencing twin climate and biodiversity crises. Climate change impacts like drought, desertification, sea level rise, floods, cyclones, and bushfires are seriously impacting global human rights and the rights of non-humans.
04 December 2023
Integrating 'Human Dignity' in Human Rights Education
Embarking on a transformative journey, Dr Rachel Killean’s collaborative research delves into Cambodia's law education, exploring the integration of 'human dignity' and human rights.
04 December 2023
Challenging Human Rights: Examining One-Person Parole Laws and the Need for Rehabilitation in Criminal Justice
Analysing the legality of Section 74AB of the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic), Dr Andrew Dyer questions its impact on human rights, arguing for fair treatment and rehabilitation in criminal justice.