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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.
Report

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.
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...
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

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.