Human Rights Law & Institutions

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There is strong evidence that the legal recognition and protection of human rights is an important factor contributing to the realisation of human rights on the ground. Despite this, Australia is the only modern developed democracy not to enshrine human rights in a national law.

The Human Rights Law Centre works to strengthen the legal protection of human rights at the national, state and territory levels by contributing to policy development and running significant human rights cases in the courts.


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