Joint ATSILS Response Australian Government Draft UPR

This submission was prepared in response to the Australian Government’s draft National Report to the United Nation’s (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS), who are listed in the submission. The UPR offers the Australian Government a unique opportunity

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Indigenous Peoples and International Law

 Indigenous Peoples and International Law: Examples of Engagement and Guidance on Application in Australia   27 October 2010, Convention Centre, Melbourne WA National Community Legal Centre’s 2010 Conference ‘Breaking New Ground’   Presented by Ms Tammy Solonec, Managing Solicitor, Ms Seranie Gamble International Law and Human Rights

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Stranding of People after Contact with the Justice System

ALSWA Submission to the WA Department of the Attorney General – May 2008 In the criminal justice system, people are often stranded after being transported to court and receiving a non-custodial sentence or bail or upon their release from prison. In this submission, ALSWA raised concerns about

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Aboriginal Community Courts

ALSWA Submission to the WA Attorney General – June 2009 This submission outlines the success of the Aboriginal Community Courts in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Norseman based on interviews with multiple stakeholders including court coordinators, Magistrates, ALSWA staff and prosecutors. The submission calls for an extension of community courts

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Inquiry into Access to Justice

ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – July 2009 This submission focuses on the access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in WA to legal representation and justice. This access is limited by the lack of a State-wide interpreter service

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Inquiry into Homelessness Legislation

ALSWA Submission to the House Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth – August 2009 Housing is a human right which is interconnected with a person’s standard of living and enjoyment of life. It is important that international instruments which refer to these rights are entrenched

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ICESCR Concluding Observations

ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department – November 2009 ALSWA prepared this submission in response to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) invitation to the public to submit comments on the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural

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