Launch of third edition of multi-lingual legal guides on anti-terror laws
Tuesday, 15 July 2008

 

The long-awaited third edition of the publication series Anti-Terrorism Laws: ASIO, the Police and You in community languages will be launched on 17 July 2008 at 10 am by Dr Haneef's lawyer Mr Peter Russo.

 

This series of publications is designed to educate the community on their rights and responsibilities under Australia's counter-terrorism laws. It is presented in four languages: English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, and Urdu. The third edition covers new areas of law introduced since the first edition in 2004, including the association offence, sedition, preventative detention and control orders. This publication is essential reading, and provides a concise, simple, yet thorough coverage of the laws that all Australians should be aware of and understand.

When: Thursday 17 July 2008
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Lansdowne Room, Bankstown Town Hall

 

Speakers include:

  • Mr Peter Russo, Defence lawyer of Dr. Mohamed Haneef
  • Ms Marika Dias, Solicitor, Convenor of Anti-Terrorism Laws Working Group, Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic) Inc.
  • Mr Geoff Mulherin, Director, Law and Justice Foundation
  • Dr Zachariah Matthews, President, Australian Islamic Mission; Board Member, AMCRAN

RSVP by Friday 11 July 2008 essential: amcran@amcran.org

 

To order copies of the booklet

The booklets will be distributed at no cost at the launch, or you are welcome to place an order for the booklets to be posted to you by completing the Order Form. The booklet are also available to download from this website in all four languages after the launch.

This project would not have been possible without the generous funding support of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, the UTS Law Faculty and UTS Students Association. However, the costs of producing the publications have exceeded the funding provided, and donations to cover the additional costs of the project would be appreciated. This would also enable AMCRAN to continue our work in relation to civil rights issues affecting Muslims today.

 

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