Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: Submission to National Security Legislation Review

The Human Rights Law Resource Centre and Amnesty have made a Joint Submission to the Federal Attorney-General's National Security Legislation Discussion Paper, which sets out the measures that the Government proposes to take to respond to a number of recent reviews of counter-terror laws. Amnesty and the HRLRC acknowledge that governments have a duty to protect the rights, lives and safety of people within their territory.  We do not question that perpetrators of violent or terrorist acts should be brought to justice.  However the measures put in place to bolster national security, protect lives and prevent terrorist attacks should not unduly infringe on people's human rights.  

Download the HRLC/Amnesty joint submission here.