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Issue 46(1) to Launch on 18 April 2023

26 Mar 2023

The University of New South Wales is excited to announce the launch of Issue 46(1) on 18 April 2023.

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Davis, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Shift, to deliver the keynote address on the Issue 46(1) launch topic: ‘Human Rights, Corporations and Communities’. Shift is a non-profit organisation regarded as the leading centre of expertise on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Over the last decade, Rachel has led work at Shift on standard-setting, human rights and sports, financial institutions, conflict and international law. Rachel is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of New South Wales, and a former Issue Editor of the University of New South Wales Law Journal.

The theme of the launch is inspired by several articles exploring rights protections for a wide range of communities – most particularly, Alan Zheng and Beth Goldblatt’s respective articles discussing state-inflicted violence on Palm Island, Queensland, and links between climate and racial harms in Moree, New South Wales. A second set of articles discusses subjects such as corporate social licence, crowd-sourced equity funding, and philanthropy’s relationship with justice. The launch topic seeks to put human rights protections in touch with concerns about corporate wealth, economic inequity and distributive justice.

The other articles in Issue 46(1) address a variety of relevant legal topics, including: emissions reduction, religious and testamentary freedoms, planning and development, intelligence law, and family violence.

The launch event for Issue 46(1) will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023 at the Sydney Office of Premier Sponsor Allens.

Please RSVP by 12pm on Tuesday 11 April 2023 via this link:

Guests will receive name tags upon arrival, so please register each attendee’s details individually.