The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) today filed submissions in their case appealing a decision of the NT Court of Appeal, Mole v Prior, concerning an Aboriginal man who was taken into protective custody.
NAAJA’s principal lawyer, Jonathon Hunyor, said that the case seeks to ensure police do not over-use their protective custody powers and avoid using them based on stereotypes. In the Northern Territory the protective custody powers are used approximately 10,000 times each year, with over 90 percent of the people locked up being Aboriginal.
22 April 2016
We’re thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our annual human rights dinners.
Each year we join with the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre and King & Wood Mallesons to produce a special Children’s Rights Edition of our monthly bulletin, Rights Agenda.
We're thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our annual human rights dinners.
Sydney Friday 27 May | Melbourne Friday 3 June.
This year's keynote speaker is Maina Kiai – an inspirational Kenyan lawyer and human rights advocate who is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association.
Last year we sold out of tickets, so get in quick and book now.
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