Activist Rights

Case examples

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This section provides some Australian examples of where strategic litigation has been used successfully. 

The cases explained here include: 

  • Eatock v Bolt 2011 (racial discrimination)
  • Re Kelvin 2017 (transgender rights)
  • Roach v Electoral Commissioner 2007 (voting rights)

Another important case was Haile-Michael v Konstantindis – launched by Felmington Kensington Community Legal Centre – where six young African Australians challenged Victoria Police’s practices on grounds of racial discrimination. It was a landmark case that ended in settlement through the Federal Court. This case and institutional racial profiling by police against African-Australians in Flemington has been researched and written up in article – you can find the article here: Litigating racial profiling: examining the evidence for institutional racial profiling by police against African-Australians in Flemington, Victoria

More information on this case can also be found here.

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