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National Human Rights Action Plan

Rights Rights and Freedoms
Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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

UN guidance material

  • Handbook (PDF) issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

See also attached MS Word version