Chris Sidoti is an international human rights lawyer and was formerly Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Australian Law Reform Commissioner.
Mullah Morrison and his Christian Taliban
The problem with Scott Morrison is not that he uses his office to implement Christian values. The problem is that he doesn’t. Continue reading »
Does Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention violate international law?
The International Court of Justice cannot deal with what the military is doing to the people of Myanmar today because Daw Suu and the NLD failed for five years to ratify or accede to the Rome Statute. They have no one to blame but themselves. Continue reading »
Money talks: What Australia can do about Myanmar’s crazy generals
A month has passed since the Myanmar generals’ coup. People in Myanmar have responded with outrage. Many countries reacted strongly and quickly. Even the notoriously deadlocked UN Security Council managed to find consensus to issue a statement. Our response has been tepid. It’s time to get off the fence. Continue reading »
What are the casino regulators in Victoria and WA doing right now?
Underneath all the glitz and tizz of flashy casinos, many serious issues arise from former NSW Supreme Court Justice Patricia Bergin’s report into Crown Casinos. The common thread is the power of money, especially but not only in Sydney. Continue reading »
Crown Sydney casino opening delayed
Crown Resorts’ board sat on its hands and so the NSW regulator has intervened and ordered the new Sydney casino’s opening to be delayed. Continue reading »
Where to now for Myanmar?
Two dysfunctional semi-democracies held national elections in the first week of November. The USA and Myanmar. Continue reading »
Uneasy lies the head: Crown casinos is falling
Shakespeare recognised centuries ago that ‘uneasy lies the head that wears a crown’. Certainly, the individual and collective heads of the members of the board of Crown Resorts Ltd should be very very uneasy. Their Crown is falling, almost fallen. Continue reading »
Chris Sidoti. Will I go back to Mass?
Now that the lockdown has eased and public worship is resuming, a prominent Catholic in Australia wonders if it’s really worth going back to church. Continue reading »