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Leanne Smith

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Leanne Smith is an Australian diplomat and human rights lawyer who is currently on sabbatical in Sydney from her role as the Chief of the Policy and Best Practice Service of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York. Leanne has worked in the Australian judicial system, for the Australian Human Rights Commission, in the NGO sector, regional human rights organisations, for the Australian Government (DFAT) and the United Nations.

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1 Apr 2019
22

In this video, Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow, and Whitlam Institute Director, Leanne Smith, discuss the implications of emerging technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Rights.

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16 Aug 2016
98

The ‘Nauru files,’ which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious...

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20 Jul 2016
65

Australia, like every nation, must define its interests in a realistic way, in line with its core values, domestic priorities and financial resources. Australia’s national interest lies first and foremost in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in key relationships with bilateral allies.

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