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This research from UNESCO examines the importance of encryption as a means of protecting freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights in the fields of media and communications.
It provides detailed case studies of encryption in selected jurisdictions and analyzes interferences.
I am pleased to present my fourth annual Children’s Rights Report as the National Children’s Commissioner. This report details how I have fulfilled my statutory functions, outlined in Section 46MB of the Australia Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (the Act) during the 2015-16 period....
Between June and September 2016, over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war.
Key findingsPeople living in countries affected by war believe the law matters. Over two thirds of...
The ALRC was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges recognised by the common law. In this Report, the ALRC discusses the source and rationale of many important rights and freedoms and provides an extensive survey...
This is the sixth annual report from the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, who has been tasked with assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of Australia's national security legislation.
This annual report relates to the period between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (the Act), the committee is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for compatibility with human rights, and report its findings to both Houses of the Parliament. The committee may also inquire into and report on...
This report recommends that the Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 be passed, but with several amendments. The bill will allow for continuing detention orders (CDO's) to keep convicted terrorists detained once their sentences have been served, if they are deemed to...
For this episode of Sub Rosa, Kate Grealy interviewed Zabi Mazoori, who coordinates the Afghanistan project for Physicians for Human Rights’ International Forensic Program.
In 2001, he fled persecution by the Taliban and sought asylum in Australia. He returned to Afghanistan to pursue human...
Survivors of these human rights abuses have suffered harm and trauma. The right to an effective remedy is long established in international law and in Australia. While some survivors can make claims to State or Territory schemes, many are excluded. The State and Territory schemes...
The Valuing Children Initiative Benchmark Survey: 2016 (the Survey) has found that 80% of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children.
The Survey also found that less than half of those surveyed believe that all children in...