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Human rights in supply chains: Promoting positive practice

In a landmark collaboration, the Australian Human Rights Commission partnered with two leaders in the business and human rights field to produce this report: the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Compact Network...
2015
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War and Peace: The ANZAC spirit and human rights

This publication is a series of papers given by the various speakers at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 'War and Peace: The Anzac spirit and human rights' 2014 seminar. These papers represent the views of the speakers, not the Commission....
2015
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Rights & Responsibilities Consultation Report

Rights & Responsibilities 2014 was a national consultation conducted by the Human Rights Commissioner between August and December 2014. The consultation examined how well people think their human rights and freedoms are protected in Australia.
2015
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Australia’s Universal Periodic Review 2014 Progress Report

This 2014 UPR Progress Report is the fourth in a series of annual reports developed in the lead up to Australia’s Second Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
2014
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Free Speech 2014 Symposium Papers

This report is a collection of the presentations given by the various speakers at Free Speech 2014. These papers represent the views of the speakers, not the Commission. Whilst some minor edits have been made to the original transcripts, the...
2014
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Australia's Universal Periodic Review 2013

This report is the third in a series of annual reports that are being developed in the lead up to Australia’s second Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in October 2015. Each report identifies important...
2013
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Background paper: Human rights in cyberspace

The Internet has been in existence since the 1960s, and the World Wide Web since the 1990s. Cyberspace, however, remains a relatively new terrain in terms of the questions it raises about human rights and responsibilities. In this paper three issues...
2013
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Human rights issues raised by the third country processing regime

The Commission recognises the importance of effective border management and recognises that Australia has a right as a sovereign State to exclude non-citizens from its territory. However, Australia also has international obligations in relation to...
2013

Australia's Universal Periodic Review

Following Australia's appearance in the UPR process, the Australian Human Rights Commission committed to publishing an annual report on the status of implementation of the UPR recommendations. The series of annual reports will track Australia's...
2012

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