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Australia adds its human rights expertise to UN Council

Australia’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the expertise and leadership Australia brings to international human rights, according to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher....
Tuesday 17 October 2017
UN in Geneva. Photo: Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva/12537211653/in/photolist-k6SueB-TeyLDV-SDESGo-qmNRg-RYECgN-h8J7EW-h8Kcan-TsHRmk-VWhQ7g-SZVs3L-T9YFkX-SHv6Zh-h8J2fW-Wgfiy2-SDESoh-h8J1pD-RXhVWh-oaE9wY-VwLhJG-UHXaqf-U4bUpC-VABxmE-3A3AeE-U

'Some improvement but more to do': Australia reports to UN

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has briefed the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).“The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges some...
Tuesday 17 October 2017
detention

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix places of detention

Australia's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) could be the single most positive step in a generation towards protecting the human rights of detainees, according to Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow...
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Post War Education - photo by Richard Wainwright 2011. School boys walk through traditional African village, their crisp unforms contrasting with the colours of the grasslands

Photo comp asks people of all ages to focus on home

Budding photographers of all ages and skills are encouraged to enter the 2017 Human Rights Photography Competition, which this year focusses on the experiences of people at home.As former diplomat and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once observed, “...
Monday 18 September 2017
Bus Stop Films winner of 2016 Community Award

Community focus for Human Rights Awards: nominate now

For more than eight years, a small non-profit organisation called Bus Stop Films has helped build the life skills of people with an intellectual disability by making films for and about people from diverse backgrounds and abilities and offering...
Thursday 24 August 2017

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