Doctors for Justice is a human rights based organisation with a focus on the intersection of
health and mental health, law and human rights.
Our aims are to promote awareness and social debate; to promote a human rights agenda as fundamental to civil society; to raise awareness of violations and threats to human rights; and to promote advocacy and clinical skills in support of vulnerable populations.
D4J is actively involved in advocacy and support for asylum seekers and refugees including case assessments, training of health professionals, conference presentations, publications and involvement in Government inquiries, Members also undertake research into the health and mental health of refugees ad asylum seekers and refugees, indigenous communities and those impacted by discriminating and racism.
D4J provides human rights news and research, access to inquiry reports and legal findings. The group supports research development and training for students and postgraduates. The group supports development of a network of professionals and groups with a focus on human rights and health including contribution to tertiary and professional training.
Membership is open to doctors and health professionals, mental health professionals, lawyers and human rights workers, community advocacy organisations, student and consumer groups and media professionals.
Work to advance Human Rights and social justice issues across the health professions.
Co-ordinate advocacy, research and action across medical and allied health professions.
Monitor and respond to Government policy and practice on Human Rights and health.
Develop resources, training and mentoring for health professionals in medico-legal aspects of practice.
Promote Human Rights awareness and practice in training of all health professionals.
Confronting the ethical dilemmas faced by health professionals working or collaborating within environments where Human Rights are being violated.
in order to advance Human Rights and to advocate for marginalised and vulnerable people