In 1993 the World Conference on Human Rights recommended that
each State consider the desirability of drawing up a national action plan identifying steps whereby that State would improve the promotion and protection of human rights.
This was a result of an initiative by Australia, and was a concept principally developed by Mr Bill Barker of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australia was the first nation to develop a Human Rights Action Plan.
Australia's Human Rights Action Plans
- Australia's Third Human Rights Action Plan and related documents (archived link)
- Australia's second Human RIghts Action Plan
- Australia's first Human RIghts Action Plan
UN guidance material
- Handbook (PDF) issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
See also attached MS Word version