Human Rights Briefing Paper to Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Judge of the South African Constitutional Court

In July 2009, the HRLRC prepared a Briefing Paper on Key Human Rights Issues in Australia for Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, in advance of her visit to Australia in July-August 2009. The Briefing Paper considers a range of contemporary human rights issues in Australia, including:

  • the current legal and political context for human rights in Australia;
  • recent reviews of Australia by UN human rights treaty bodies;
  • lack of entrenchment of basic human rights in Australia’s domestic laws;
  • the human rights of Indigenous Australians;
  • women's rights and gender equality;
  • immigration law, policy and practice;
  • racial and religious discrimination; and
  • children's rights.

Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, was the Centre's special guest in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in July 2009