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  • International treaty obligations

    Australia has a responsibility to sign up to and implement our international legal obligations relating to non-violence and peace.

    When we don't uphold our end of the deal, not only do we break the law, we send the wrong message when it comes to what the global community will accept and the tone of international relations.

  • Violence against First Nations peoples

    Lawyers For Peace is fully committed to scrutinising Australia's longstanding history of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, including the Frontier Wars.

    These injustices have resulted in violence, systemic discrimination and entrenched disadvantage against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

  • Government war powers

    Australia's government does not have to take the decision to go to war to Parliament. This needs to change.

    Australia can currently be taken to war by the decision of the prime minister alone. This is a dangerous way to enter a conflict that can cost many billions of dollars and many, many lives.

Our principles

As residents in Australia, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past and present.

This land was violently taken from its traditional owners but sovereignty was never ceded.

Who we are

Lawyers For Peace is an Australian organisation of lawyers, legal professionals and law graduates committed to promoting a world of sustainable peace, justice and equality through advocacy and education of the rule of law.

We welcome new members and partner organisations who wish to actively contribute towards our goals.


Lawyers For Peace Annual General Meeting

2021 Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 23 Nov 2021
Time: 7:00 PM AEDT
Location: Virtually (on Zoom - link to be sent closer to the date)

Learn to lobby: nuclear weapons ban treaty

ICAN and Lawyers For Peace present an online lobby training session discussing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Date and time: Tue, 29 June 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM AEST
Location: Online event