Submission: Prevent exposing people to human rights violations through Australia's extradition procedures

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has concluded it consultation process for an exposure draft to update the Extradition Act and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. Human Rights Law Centre said loopholes in Australia’s extradition procedures must be closed to prevent exposing people to human rights violations.

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Making Rights Real: Submission on Development of National Human Rights Action Plan

On 21 April 2010, the Federal Government launched ‘Australia’s Human Rights Framework’, setting out a number of measures the Government intends to take to protect and promote human rights in Australia.  Included in the Framework is the commitment to develop a new National Human Rights Action Plan which is intended to “outline future action for the promotion and protection of human rights". 

On 17 February 2011, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre made a major submission on the development of the National Action Plan and Baseline Study, entitled Making Rights Real.

Download the HRLC submission here.

Human Rights, Aid and Development: Submission to Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness

Effective aid delivery requires robust human rights perspective Australia’s aid and development programs would be significantly enhanced if the Australian Government adopted a human rights-based approach to aid.

The Human Rights Law Resource Centre made a submission to the Australian Government’s independent review of its aid effectiveness.

Download the HRLC submission here.

 

Business and Human Rights: Submission on UN Draft Guiding Principles

The United Nations Special Representative to the Secretary General on Business and Human Rights is currently consulting on draft Guiding Principles that seek to implement the Special Representative's 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework.  The HRLRC has provided the Special Representative with a Submission in relation to the draft Guiding Principles.  

Download the HRLC submission here.