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Edward Santow

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Position paper

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...
Report

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...
Discussion paper

Human rights and technology: discussion paper

New technologies are changing our lives profoundly—sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. This discussion paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s preliminary views on protecting and promoting human rights amid the rise of new technologies.
Video

Human rights + technology: a community consultation with the Australian Human Rights Commission

In this video, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith discuss the implications of emerging technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Rights.
Transcript

Peering through human rights-tinted glasses

Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow, will use his first year in office to focus on the treatment of people in detention in Australia. Commissioner Santow said he hopes the Federal Government will soon announce what it intends to do about the Optional Protocol...