Holding States and Corporations to Account

How do we hold governments and corporations to account for human rights abuse? Experts engaged in seeking accountability for human rights abuses by states and corporations speak about tackling this issue from the perspectives of both strategic litigation and campaigning.

Features HRLC Director of Legal Advocacy, Keren Adams, Richard Hermer from QC, Matrix Chambers, and Shen Narayanasamy from GetUp.

Canon’s Story

Gender diverse people face problems accessing services and facilities that most Australians use without thinking twice. Because their identity documents often do not match the gender they live as, trans and gender diverse people are subjected to embarrassing questions, fraud accusations and the wrongful suspension of services and support. We helped our client Canon to pursue a discrimination complaint against Centrelink, which led to training for Centrelink staff and the publication of revised policies that are more inclusive and accessible for trans and gender diverse people. 

"Having the support of the Human Rights Law Centre, and working together over a number of years, achieved a lot more than I would have been able to do by myself. I’m proud of what we were able to achieve." — Canon, Human Rights Law Centre client