Human Rights & Deaths in Custody
The practice of law is more than just a profession. Levitt Robinson has one of the leading human rights and pro bono programs in Australia, outmatching the programs of much larger firms with far greater resources.
We pursue human rights cases in state and federal Courts, as well as in the Australian Human Rights Commission. Our cases have gone to the High Court of Australia and beyond, including to International Tribunals.
Our lawyers are specially selected for their strong social consciences and their drive and desire to improve the world around them, and our team includes leading experts on all aspects of human rights laws, and we pride ourselves on not only practising the law, but helping to shape it through our policy papers, submissions to government, and other advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged people all over Australia.
A recent inquest into the death of Trevor ‘Noombah’ King, and an upcoming inquest into death of another young aboriginal man, Steve Nixon, both of whom died within minutes of the application of the controversial lateral vascular neck restraint (LVNR). the same restraint which led to George Floyd's death and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Subjected to the very rough treatment which has been described and the shock of it all, it is quite foreseeable that a man with a pre-existing heart condition would succumb.”
– Senior Partner, Stewart Levitt on Trevor ‘Noombah’ King.
Current Human Rights Class Actions
Please click here for a list of all our current Human Rights Class Actions.