Wednesday, 9 December 2009

hUMAN RIGHTS DAY 10 DECEMBER 2009: Rally at Parliament House, Melbourne


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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY  10 DECEMBER 2009



PROTEST – LOSS of HUMAN RIGHTS
on  
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS



5.30pm Start
Rally
Steps of Parliament House, Spring Street Melbourne
 to 
protest the loss of our Human Rights 
especially
Workers Rights
Aboriginal Rights
Refugee Rights
which have dominated the Australian political landscape 
under a Howard / Rudd Government.
We all wear some black as a color theme - 
to mourn the loss of our Human Rights
7:00pm
Victorian Trades Hall Ballroom – Speakers - addressing Human Rights Issues. 
Drinks and light refreshments.    
8:30 - Finish

SUPPORT NETWORK

Asia Australia workers Links
VTHC – various Unions –participate in Rally
Various Human Rights Activists – participate in Rally
Various Human Rights Groups – participate in Rally
Extensive discussions have taken place across all groups
Agreement has been reached by all for full participation.

COMPLIMENTARY   WORLD  EVENT

The Parliament of the World's Religions runs from 3-9 December 2009
with dignitaries from international quarters of the World focused on Melbourne.
The Dalai Lama and other leaders will remain 
until Thursday 10 /12/ 09
Aboriginal Camp Sovereignty 
with traditional welcome and smoking ceremony 
will commence proceedings and operate 
from 3 – 10 December  and recognize 10 December. 

Sharon Firebrace – 0401 414 967
Black Rights Action Group
Alliance for Indigenous Self-Determination
Alliance for Aboriginal Rights


AND THEN THERE IS THIS:


Celebrate Human Rights Day. An evening of speakers, panel discussion, food & West African reggae, to celebrate International Human Rights Day. 


Speakers
Saradha Nathan (Australian Tamil Congress) 
Patrick Emerton (lecturer, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University).

Plus 
Panel discussion on 
'What is the unique role communities play in human rights promotion?' 
with
Abe W. Ata (Australian Catholic University, Palestinian community), 
Rex Rumakiek (Institute of Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights), 
Alpha Lisimba (Darfur Australia Network), 
Jendrek Hagedorn (Melbourne Anti-Intevention Collective).

Where?
4th Floor, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, City. 
Presented by the Australia Tamil Congress with Humanitarian Crisis Hub. 
For more info email Crisis Hub.


FOR FURTHER READING:
Environmental rights are weak.
To read more on what could be done
to enhance environmental rights
please read the submission to the
Human Rights Consultation by
Shelini Harris and Brigid Walsh

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