Human Rights Brief (1999 - 2001)
This series was an occasional publication of the Australian Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Brief provides legal practitioners, community advocates and others with guidance on the content and scope of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Australia and their use in Australian law. Each number will cover a specific topic.
- Brief No. 1 'The Best Interests of the Child' - March 1999 - details the meaning of the principle in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration - and sometimes paramount - in all actions concerning children.
- Practitioner checklist - best interests of the child
- Brief No. 2 'Sentencing Juvenile Offenders' - June 1999 - sets out the 11 principles governing the sentencing of juvenile offenders which are set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Practitioner checklist - sentencing
- Brief No. 3 'Freedom of Religion and Belief' - October 1999 - outlines Australia's international human rights obligations in relation to freedom of religion and belief. It defines the scope of these obligations and explains how they are to be applied in practice. It also includes some brief information about Australian laws relating to freedom of religion and belief. The Commission has detailed these obligations and evaluated the extent to which Australia has implemented them in Article 18: Freedom of Religion and Belief (1998).
- Brief No. 4 Lawful Limits on Fundamental Freedoms - April 2001 - outlines the way in which a government can justify limiting fundamental freedoms; freedom of expression; peaceful assembly; association, movement and religious practice.
Practitioner checklist - Lawful Limits on Fundamental Freedoms
- Brief No.5 'Best practice principles for the diversion of juvenile offenders' - 2001
Practitioner checklist - Best practice principles for the diversion of juvenile offenders