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.Read More
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.
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.
The Universal Periodic Review ('UPR') is a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council which reviews the human rights records of all 193 United Nations Member States.
Australia was last reviewed under the Universal Periodic Review in January 2011.Read More
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.