What we do
Strategic legal action
Social Justice Education
Our legal work covers:
MEDICAL CARE IN DETENTION
Inquests and inquiries
We are fearless advocates for systemic change and we take on the most challenging cases which will advance human rights.
Strategic litigation forms the heart of everything we do. Our legal expertise and educational initiatives support and advance social justice and human rights.
We work to ensure everyone has the right to equality under the law.
We measure our success by our clients’ definition of justice and accountability. The success of our clients in the courtroom strengthens our work in advocacy, social justice education, and our projects and partnerships.
The National Justice Project works with people and communities who have experienced discrimination and face barriers to justice. We stand alongside our clients until they are satisfied with the outcome.
Calling for change
Everyone has the right to seek asylum. The Australian Government owes a duty of care to those fleeing violence and persecution, and it has a responsibility to prevent harm from occurring to people in detention.
To learn more about the reforms we are calling for, read our Immigration Detention Position Statement.
Too often in Australia, people are denied access to healthcare due to discrimination. The ongoing failure of the Australian Government to ensure adequate healthcare is a crisis that needs urgent reform.
To learn more about the reforms we are calling for, read our Health Justice Position Statement.
Police forces frequently engage in prejudicial and aggressive policing of diverse minority communities. We must urgently limit police power and prioritise community-based responses.
To learn more about the reforms we are calling for, read our Discriminatory Policing Position Statement.
First Nations deaths in custody
To stop First Nations deaths in custody and overincarceration, we need to urgently reform to our criminal justice system, which must be redesigned to prioritise rehabilitation, care and humanity.
To learn more about the reforms we are calling for, read our First Nations Overincarceration and Deaths in Custody Position Statement.
Far too often in Australia, people are denied access to quality healthcare due to racial discrimination, their country of origin and visa status, or due to of a physical or intellectual disability.
The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and the responsibility of governments to ensure access to medical care for their people, is enshrined in international law.
The National Justice Project’s Health Justice Program challenges systemic discrimination in the healthcare system by securing legal and policy reforms to ensure equitable access to quality, dignified and culturally-safe healthcare. The National Justice Project works to achieve health justice through strategic legal action, education programs, advocacy, projects and partnerships.
Our Racial Justice Program works to defend and extend the rights of First Nations people and culturally and linguistically diverse communities who have experienced racial discrimination. Our work combats racial discrimination in healthcare systems, immigration detention, prisons and juvenile detention, and policing.
Institutions and systems in Australia oppress and marginalise minority people and communities. The National Justice Project aims to uphold and extend the right to safe and equitable access to justice by stimulating legal and policy reforms to ensure people can engage with systems such as the criminal justice and child protection systems, free from discrimination.
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