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Rights and freedoms: web links

Rights Rights and Freedoms
Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Links from is an extensive collection of resources maintained by leading human rights academic Anne Bayefsky and colleagues. In many cases it provides easier access than the official UN  document versions.

The site includes

Country page for Australia

The country page for Australia includes links to

Australian Government

Attorney-General's Department

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • DFAT human rights page: includes information on treaty reporting and regional engagement as well as activities of the Australian missions to the UN in New York and Geneva

Parliamentary Library

United Nations

See also our pages on Commission engagement with UN bodies and submissions to United Nations bodies

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Council

Human rights based approaches

Human rights based approaches portal

Human rights treaty bodies

Committee Against Torture

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Human Rights Committee

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Other United Nations human rights links

National Human Rights Institutions



Non-government organisation links

See also our pages on more specific issues including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social Justice; age discrimination; children's rights; disability rights; race discrimination; sex discrimination; and sexuality, sex and gender identity for more links in these  areas

Human rights - general

Councils for civil liberties

Former Human Rights Commission (1981 - 86)

Other resources