Public Interest Law Careers Guide - human rights

Human Rights is a diverse field, ranging from discrimination in the workplace to same-sex marriage to fighting the death penalty. The organisations on this page engage in a wide range of human rights work including casework, research, education, dispute resolution and raising of public awareness. In Victoria, we now have the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities which facilitates greater scrutiny of laws as they are passed and gives greater leverage to people whose human rights have been disregarded. If you are a student interested in Human Rights, consider volunteering with Amnesty and/or Liberty Victoria, or look into doing an internship with Reprieve. You may also want to look at the organisations working in asylum seeker law, employment law, criminal law , and in the areas of indigenous and family violence.

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