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This paper details a new methodology developed to measure civil and political rights violations in a pilot sample of 13 diverse countries. In doing so, we discuss the problems present in previous attempts to measure civil and political rights cross-nationally and argue that our approach...
This report uses moving, first-person testimonies and in-depth interviews, to reveal how confessions are forced and extracted through threats, torture, and fear; how police dictate and direct confessions; and how they are often used as tools of propaganda for both domestic audiences and as part...
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has reviewed the ‘declared areas’ provisions in div 119 of the Criminal Code and recommends that the laws be continued, subject to some changes.
The principle of legality has in recent years become an increasingly important tool of statutory interpretation, but it has been applied inconsistently.
Provides an extensive survey of current Commonwealth laws that limit traditional rights, freedoms and privileges, considers how such laws may be justified, and seeks feedback from the public.
This is the 2nd consultation document for this Inquiry. The ALRC was asked...
Executive summary: This report demonstrates that a serious problem exists with respect to fundamental legal rights in Australian law. Our research has focussed on the extent to which four such fundamental legal rights are abrogated in current acts of the federal parliament:
This report finds that deep funding cuts and uncertainty about Government plans have created one of the largest scale upheavals in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.
One of my primary responsibilities is to report annually on the enjoyment and exercise...
Society must ensure our community’s safety – but in the process, we inevitably walk a tightrope to avoid infringing on civil liberties. What can we do to better prevent crime from occurring in the first place? When people are accused of crimes, how can we...
This paper examines how a human rights approach can influence and support risk management for public authorities that have obligations under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
Introduction: The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) engages with...