Indigenous Rights: Request for Country Visit from UN Special Rapporteur

On 30 November 2006, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, on behalf of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Legal Services Network, the Castan Centre for Human Rights, the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research and Action, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, the National Association of Community Legal Centres Human Rights Network, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Ltd, Oxfam Australia, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited and the Victorian Council of Social Service, wrote to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The letter outlines our concerns about the violation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous Australians and to request that the Special Rapporteur investigate, and take action in relation to, these issues.  Specifically, the letter requested that the Special Rapporteur undertake a country visit to Australia.

Download the letter here.