30 October 2013
Australia should come clean about its role in the controversial American armed drone program after two United Nations human rights experts called for an end to the secrecy shrouding the US program.
18 October 2013
On 17 October 2013, the Human Rights Law Centre lodged a submission with Queensland’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the G20 (Safety and Security) Bill 2013. The Bill gives...
17 October 2013
Proposed legislation for the G20 in Queensland would infringe fundamental human rights and stifle legitimate protest, the Human Rights Law Centre has told the Queensland parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee.
19 August 2013
In a joint letter, the Human Rights Law Centre and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have asked the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism to expand a current investigation into the civilian impact of US drone strikes so it also examines Australia's role in locating targets through operations at the joint Aus/US Pine Gap military base.
1 February 2013
Australia’s counter terrorism laws unnecessarily restrict fundamental human rights and undermine the rule of law, a research article ‘The Extraordinary Questioning and Detention Powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’ published this month in the Melbourne University Law Review has found.
13 November 2012
Australia is scheduled to be reviewed by the UN Committee against Torture for its compliance with the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2013.
25 October 2012
Commenting from Indonesia, Commonwealth Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, has said Australia's recognition of Indonesia's sovereignty over Papua would not stop the Government from registering concern about human rights violations.