Human Rights Law Centre


Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.

Australia's human rights scorecard: joint NGO submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition

This report was written in collaboration with human rights experts across Australia, and it represents the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading NGOs on the current state of human rights in Australia and will inform the four yearly review of Australia’s human rights record by the...

Our youth, our way

This submission from the Human Rights Law Centre is directed at particular aspects of the legal system, including law, policies and processes that contribute to the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children and young people, and provides recommendations aimed at addressing systemic issues.

Submission to the Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) and Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) write to oppose the expansion of the cashless debit card trials set out in the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019.

Total control: ending the routine strip searching of women in Victoria's prisons

This report calls on the Victorian government to bring the degrading practice of routine strip searches in women’s prisons to an end, arguing that there are modern and less intrusive alternatives available that can be implemented without compromisingprison safety.