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Roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the Commonwealth

Roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the CommonwealthOn 31 October 2016 the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG co-hosted a roundtable on human rights and mega sporting events in the Commonwealth on 31 October 2016 in...
Friday 4 November 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016
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Religious Freedom Roundtable

At the commencement of his term, the Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson conducted a national consultation on rights and responsibilities. The outcomes from this consultation are outlined in the Rights and Responsibilities Consultation Report 2015...
Thursday 5 November 2015 to Friday 19 February 2016
Rights & Responsibilities 2014

Rights & Responsibilities 2014

The Human Rights Commissioner is conducting a national consultation about how well we currently protect people’s rights and freedoms in Australia.
Tuesday 17 March 2015 to Friday 19 February 2016
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Free Speech 2014

The Commission hosted a one-day symposium on free speech on Thursday 7th August 2014.
Monday 7 July 2014 to Friday 19 February 2016
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Freedom of Religion and Belief

Freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental human right protected by a number of international treaties and declarations, including article 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This right encompasses freedom...
Wednesday 1 January 2014 to Tuesday 1 July 2014
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Human rights and the Internet

The Internet provides unparalleled opportunities for the promotion and advancement of certain rights
Thursday 17 October 2013 to Friday 19 February 2016
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Right to freedom of information, opinion and expression

This page provides access to a range of Commission work regarding the right to freedom of information, opinion and expression.
Thursday 15 August 2013 to Tuesday 31 December 2013
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Rights and freedoms - right by right

 As part of the development of our new website we are developing pages on human rights scrutiny by reference to each area of rights and obligations set out in the main human rights treaties which have been developed by the international community...
Monday 8 July 2013 to Tuesday 31 December 2013

Review of Universal Periodic Review commitments by Australia

What is the UPR and why does it matter | Commitments made at Australia's first UPR appearance | Review of commitments | CommentsWhat is the UPR and why does it matterThe Universal Periodic Review is a process undertaken by the United Nations Human...
Tuesday 11 June 2013 to Saturday 31 December 2016

Counter-terrorism and human rights

Since the events in the United States on 11 September 2001, the Australian Government has introduced more than 40 new counter-terrorism laws. Amongst other things, these laws have created:
Wednesday 1 May 2013 to Monday 30 September 2013

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