End of Financial Year Human Rights Appeal - A message from Hugh de Kretser


Dear supporters

Investing in principled human rights leadership

I appreciate that many worthy organisations ask for donations at this time of year, so let me tell you why and how your investment in the Human Rights Law Centre will make a difference.

At a time when much of the policy debate in this country is devoid of compassion, it is crucial that a principled voice continues to stand up for human rights and the rule of law.

The Human Rights Law Centre has a proven track record in influencing policy and strengthening legal protections for human rights.

Whether through our evidenced-based advocacy or our strategic legal actions, your support allows us to better ensure that governments are meeting their human rights obligations in good faith. It also helps us to promote public understanding and appreciation of the importance of protecting the rights of all Australians.

Your support. Your impact.

With your support, our work over the next six months will promote national action to address the shocking over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in prisons and youth detention. It will continue to address the inhumane and illegitimate treatment of asylum seekers by challenging prolonged, indefinite detention and the denial of due process. It will continue to use human rights law in areas ranging from public housing to access to reproductive health services to achieve practical and just outcomes.

Power in partnerships

Through our pro bono partnerships, which leverage the capacity and resources of leading law firms and barristers, we’re able to deliver at least $500 of human rights legal services for every $100 donation we receive.

We know many human rights challenges lie ahead, but you can be certain that with your help the Human Rights Law Centre will be there defending freedom, respect, equality, and dignity.

Strong, proactive, independent advocacy

With less than one fifth of our funding coming from government, your support is central to our ability to deliver strong, proactive, independent advocacy on key human rights issues.

Invest in human rights leadership today: Invest in the Human Rights Law Centre.

Thank you

Hugh de Kretser
Executive Director
Human Rights Law Centre

The HRLC is a registered charity and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a public benefit institution, meaning that all donations are tax deductible.