Having grown up surrounded by human rights and social justice matters, it comes as no surprise that Steve Castan is an extremely hands-on and invested Chair of the National Justice Project’s Board.
In EWR18 v Minister for Home Affairs, the Federal Court considered whether refugees living on Nauru fall within their jurisdiction, and whether to grant an injunction.
“My daughter was only trying to help her partner when NSW Police officers laid their hands on her and threw her to the ground by her collar. She was simply assisting her partner manage her anxiety attack and did nothing to be treated so appallingly.”
The National Justice Project has authored a submission to the NSW parliamentary inquiry into regional, rural and remote healthcare.
The National Justice Project, in conjunction with the Sydney Centre for International Law, has co-authored a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
The Coroner’s Court of Western Australia today ends a five-day inquest into the tragic death of teen boys Trisjack Simpson and Christopher Drage, who lost their lives during a police chase.
Today the NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has given a green light to a Sydney LGBTQI protest against homophobic legislation on Saturday, agreeing with protest organisers that the right to protest can be balanced with public health and safety risks.
You may have seen our legal observers at the recent Invasion Day and Black Lives Matter protests, sporting hi-viz vests and briefing activists about their rights. We spoke to one of them, Romina Reyftmann, about how she helps to protect the right to protest. To defend the legal rights of protesters, our legal observers volunteer at marches and rallies as …
“Being in their corner and advocating for them itself is the greatest reward you can take out of this legal internship.”
After being kept in custody despite being granted bail, 36-year-old Aboriginal man Khamsani Victor Jackamarra took his own life at Broome Regional Prison.