International issues

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Arts Law supports Australia’s accession to treaties which strengthen the protection of artists’ rights. Arts Law advocates for domestic reform to bring artists’ economic, social and cultural rights into alignment with Australia’s international human rights obligations, including in particular, Australia’s treaty obligations in respect of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights. Arts Law has advocated for a federal Charter of Human Rights protecting freedom of expression and giving greater legal recognition to the cultural interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people.

Arts Law goes to Geneva!

Arts Law’s Indigenous solicitor Patricia Adjei and Executive Director Robyn Ayres attended the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) 11th session Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore held in Geneva, Switzerland on 3-12 July 2007. Read more here