Human Rights

Veteran lawyer Bill Mitchell told the gathering at the Hilton Brisbane about how human rights intersected with succession and elder law.
Sally Crosswell
This Friday is International Human Rights Day, marking the culmination of Human Rights Week in Queensland. This article joins other QLS Proctor features in marking this important event.
Steve Wettenhall
Employment law and human rights experts Kristin Ramsey and Dan Rogers provide a legal context for the rapidly evolving issues springing from the mandatory vaccination regime.
Kristin Ramsey, Dan Rogers
'Sovereign citizens' may 'not consent' to lawful directions, but what's the full story, and how should practitioners deal with them?
Ella Scoles
Nearly one year into the Human Rights Act 2019 and early signs are promising that human rights are having a practical and meaningful impact on the development of new laws, public sector decision making and the decisions of Queensland Court and Tribunals.
Megan Fairweather
Natural and other disasters bring turmoil to our lives–they bring risk to personal and family safety, disruption to our daily routines, property loss and the inevitable long road to recovery. Disasters also bring the likelihood of derogation of human rights principles by Government. Sitting alongside necessary limitations is the spectre of unnecessary overreach by Government, whereby our guaranteed rights and standards can be stripped away. There one day, gone the next.
Bill Mitchell OAM
The use of restrictive practices in Australia is often hidden, but they are applied routinely in many settings. It is critical that restrictive practices are applied legally, their use is governed by established principles, and is closely regulated to protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people who are subject to these practices.
Mary Burgess

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