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Presumption of Guilt Conference

Are we witnessing the death of the presumption of innocence? And does this matter?

This is the subject of the Rule of Law conference hosted by the Rule of Law Education Centre, that will examine recent challenges to this doctrine and the threat this poses to the Australian concept of a ‘fair go’.

Speakers include Ron Hoenig MP, Margaret Cunneen, Malcolm Stewart and Chris Merritt

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45 years of the ICCPR

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) coming into force. William Shrubb looks back over its first four decades.

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Libertyworks and Implied Freedom of Political communication

Speed and Stracey recently represented Libertyworks Inc, at the High Court to seek a declaration that the registration provisions under the FITS Act were beyond the power of the Commonwealth Parliament to enact because they contravened the implied constitutional freedom of political communication

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Celebrate Australia

Celebrate Australia and the foundations of democracy, respect for individuals, peaceful nation and the rule of law

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Human Rights Day

World Human Rights Day is an opportunity to share with your students the importance of human rights and why they must be preserved for all people across the world.

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Eureka rebellion

The anniversary of the Eureka Stockade is fast approaching. This is the name given to a rebellion...

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High Court Appointments

Read commentary by Chris Merritt on the recent High Court appointments and what that means for the rule of law in Australia

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