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TREATY BODIES: FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH SHOW INTERNATIONAL LAW INCREASINGLY PROTECTS LGBTI PERSONS’ RIGHTS

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ASIA PACIFIC ALLIANCE FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS (APA),  2020 The United Nations Treaty Bodies are an authoritative source of international law, and have steadily contributed to protecting the human rights of LGBTI persons. A review of their activities in 2017 and 2018, released by ILGA World, shows that references to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex...

A public crisis, with a feeling of deja vu – the online abuse of Australian women

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The Guardian, Saturday 23 April 2016 08.33 AEST As recently as in the past six months, the high-profile campaign against domestic violence spearheaded by Rosie Batty has expanded to include the abuse regularly experienced by women on the internet, by both known and unknown perpetrators. New data has helped to reveal the staggering extent of the problem in Australia. A study by the digital...

Countries should put women at the forefront of the UN drug policy debate

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The Conversation, April 19, 2016 10.25am AEST The United Nations will hold a special session in New York this week to review global drug policy. The summit has the potential to revolutionise the drug control system enshrined in international law since 1961. If UN member states are serious about drug reform, they must act on the disproportionate harm of prohibitionist drug policies on women...

Union resistance could stymie prison needle exchange program: researcher

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Guardian, Monday 19 October 2015 16.07 AEDT A senior blood-borne diseases researcher, Associate Professor Mark Stoové, says Australia’s first prison needle and syringe program flagged for trial in an ACT jail is most likely doomed because of the influence of a union and its members. Stoové criticised the Community and Public Sector Union’s resistance to a proposal by the ACT government to trial a...

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