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Lowitja O'Donoghue, champion of Aboriginal rights, passes away at 91
Warning: This report contains the name and image of someone who had died.Indigenous rights advocate Lowitja O'Donoghue, who lobb...
Steven Deare 4 Feb 2024
Howard government fought behind the scenes to sabotage UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
John Howard's Liberal-National government fought against recognising the right of Indigenous peoples to “self-determination” and...
Giovanni Torre 1 Jan 2024
Leetona Dungay rallies supporters for justice as UN weighs case of her son's death in custody
Next Friday, 29 December, Dunghutti Elder and Black Lives Matter advocate Leetona Dungay will lead a rally outside Long Bay Ga...
Giovanni Torre 20 Dec 2023
Amnesty front UN to highlight the "deplorable state" of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples
A delegation from Amnesty International Canada is in Geneva this week to highlight "the deplorable state" of Canada’s relations...
Giovanni Torre 8 Nov 2023
Indigenous rights declaration won’t hand Australia over to the UN
WHAT WAS CLAIMED Australia will be signed over to the United Nations if it implements the Declaration on the Rights of Indigeno...
David Williams 7 Nov 2023
NZ is not ditching UN membership, Maori names

WHAT WAS CLAIMED New Zealand has left the United Nations (UN) and is changing all Maori names to English. OUR VERDICT False. New Zealand has not left the UN and all Indigenous n...

Meghan Williams Nov 6, 2023
Emu Fields Atomic Bomb 70th Anniversary shines spotlight on Nuclear Weapons Treaty

Sunday, 15 October marks the 70th Anniversary of the first nuclear weapons test on Australian soil at Emu Field, South Australia, the lands of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjat...

Jess Whaler Oct 15, 2023
Indigenous groups and justice advocates slam Canada for mass incarceration of First Nations people

Dene (First Nations) lawyer Jennifer Duncan is in Geneva in the lead up to Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review Pre-Session to draw international attention to Canada’s continued...

Giovanni Torre Aug 31, 2023
Pat Anderson's long journey has important steps to come

To deliver a speech for your own nation among the nation states of the world in diplomatic Geneva is always deemed a privilege, but one personal address from the heart of the world...

Andrew Mathieson Jun 2, 2023
There is much to learn from the long struggle of Colombia's Indigenous peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples globally, including in Australia, participated in a deca...

Dr Hannah McGlade Mar 27, 2023
Malarndirri McCarthy makes history with statement to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Health, Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy, made history on Thursday by being the first Indigenous Australian woman t...

Giovanni Torre Mar 10, 2023
UN Special Rapporteur urged to push Canada on Indigenous rights

The Canadian government is facing new calls to stop violating the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people as UN Special Rapporteur Francisco Calí Tzay begins his 10-day vis...

Giovanni Torre Mar 2, 2023
UN anti-torture authority terminates suspended visit to Australia over restricted access to prisons

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture terminated its visit to Australia in a session on Monday, having suspended the visit in October due to non-cooperation by A...

Giovanni Torre Feb 21, 2023
Australia 'in breach' of human rights as UN blocked from probing prisons

Australia has breached its obligations under a key United Nations instrument for preventing torture and inhuman treatment or punishment, an important UN body says. The UN Subcom...

Giovanni Torre Oct 25, 2022
Family of David Dungay Jnr slam NSW ban on UN inspectors from state prisons

The family of a Dunghutti man who died in Sydney’s Long Bay jail have called for action to stop deaths in custody after the New South Wales government revealed it would refuse acce...

Giovanni Torre Oct 20, 2022
UN Indigenous experts urge Australia to overhaul child detention shame

A leading Indigenous international human rights law expert has urged the Federal Government to ratify a key protocol on children's rights to assist youth in detention. It comes...

Giovanni Torre Aug 4, 2022
Super fund urges Senate to embrace UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Superannuation firm HESTA has urged a Senate inquiry into the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to embrace the declaration’s principles. HESTA, an i...

Giovanni Torre Jun 8, 2022
How to have your say as UN-focused committee probes Australian human rights record

A Senate inquiry on the application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia will be accepting submissions from the public for less than o...

Giovanni Torre May 18, 2022
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