Ben Saul is Challis Chair of International Law at the University of Sydney and the past Whitlam & Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He has been involved in technical activities with the Israeli Defence Forces and in Palestine.
Human rights experts have welcomed Labor’s plan to restore merit appointments to the Australian Human Rights Commission, and to appoint a global ambassador for human rights. Nine years of partisan ‘captain’s picks’ by the Coalition government have shredded the Commission’s impartiality and subdued its voice as a champion of the vulnerable. Its funding has also Continue reading »
Opponents of the boycott have mounted some surprisingly weak objections, when there are more serious questions to be asked. Continue reading »
As early as next week, Israel proposes to forcibly annex up to a third of the Palestinian West Bank, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it “another glorious chapter in the history of Zionism”. Continue reading »