At the request of partner organisations or clients, the Clinic is able to take on human rights cases and projects unrelated to the rights of non-citizens. Recent projects include:
Report on Comparative Global NHRI Powers in Partnership with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
In collaboration with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, Human Rights Clinic students prepared a report on the legislative provisions of National Human Rights Institution’s (NHRI’s) in Europe, Africa and the Americas relating to NHRI functions, complaint-handling and associated powers. The Clinic’s work facilitated the Asia Pacific Forum’s (APF) provision of advice on legislation and best practice to new and existing NHRI’s in the Asia Pacific region, and in the accreditation of NHRI’s globally.
Legal Framework Analysis for global Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security
Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), the study is the first of its kind to explore youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution and requests that it provides the Security Council with recommendations on effective responsibilities at local, national, regional and international levels. In collaboration with the Study’s lead author, Human Rights Clinic students provided a mapping and analysis of legal norms relevant to the protection.
Legal Briefing on Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – support for UN civil society Shadow Report
In collaboration with People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the Australian Centre for Disability Law, Human Rights Clinic students provided a series of briefing papers on Australia’s compliance with CRPD in specified areas. This material was used as the basis for the Australian Civil Society Parallel Report – endorsed by a large number of organisations – to be submitted to the UN CPRD Committee in 2017.
Submissions to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Human Rights Clinic students drafted two submissions to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to support their work in developing two new General Comments. The first submission focused on the human rights of children in the context of international migration while unaccompanied and separated from their caregivers. This was in support of a Joint General Comment between the CRC Committee and the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers. The second submission contributed to the CRC’s General Comment on the Rights of Street-Connected Children.