Facial recognition technology: towards a model law
This report responds to growing calls for reform around the use of facial recognition technology from leading voices in civil society, the private sector, government and academic experts. It outlines a model law to regulate the development and use of FRT in order to protect...
Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics
The publication of this report is the culmination of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s project about protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions.
Management of COVID-19 risks in immigration detention
This report sets out important additional steps the Australian government should take to improve measures to combat the risk of COVID-19 in immigration detention. It also recommends some more targeted measures to reduce the negative human rights impact on people in detention.
Freedom of religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms
This position paper is based on the AHRC's and the VEOHRC’s collective experience and research in the area of freedom of religion and human rights. In addition, the two Commissions convened joint roundtables in Sydney (11 June 2019) and Melbourne (27 June 2019) on the...
Implementing OPCAT in Australia 2020
The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) aims to improve how people’s human rights are protected when they are detained. The Australian Human Rights Commission believes that there needs to be greater momentum in...