Civil rights

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Civil liberties
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Decision time: activating the rights of adults with cognitive disability

This report is a policy contribution relating to a number of matters that could enable Australia to better recognise and enliven the rights of people who, at times, need support with making decisions.
Report

Attitudes to a post-Covid Australia

This report explores the extent to which attitudes to COVID-19, lockdowns and vaccination have changed, and what sort of post-pandemic future Australians expect.
Guide

Knowing your rights: a guide to the rights of older South Australians

This guide aims to help older people of any age increase their understanding of their rights, especially at different times in their lives, and to recognise the laws that provide safeguards and protection.
Report

Freedom in the world 2021

This report highlights that as COVID-19 spread across the world during the year, governments across the democratic spectrum repeatedly resorted to excessive surveillance, discriminatory restrictions on freedoms like movement and assembly, and arbitrary or violent enforcement of such restrictions by police and non-state actors.
Report

Surveillance and the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19: public health, data, and justice

This report maps a range of social fault lines and data-related challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised. In the process, it highlights some emerging best practices and lessons learned that can guide future emergency responses.
Report

The future of vulnerability: humanity in the digital age

This report explores how data and technology are shaping the future of vulnerability, particularly through new and evolving forms of inequality, intrusion and insecurity.
Report

Beyond the hostile environment

This report assess six different policy options for addressing the adverse impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities, and for reforming the current system of immigration enforcement in the United Kingdom.
Report

Access denied: the human impact of the hostile environment

This report assess the impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities. It finds that it has contributed to forcing many people into destitution, has helped to foster racism and discrimination, and has erroneously affected people with the legal right to live and work...
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Digital authoritarianism, China and COVID

This paper argues that the onus is on democracies to do more to counter the harmful aspects of China’s global technology agenda, and to find ways to harness technology, including artificial intelligence, for the global public good, while preserving hard-won democratic rights and liberties.
Report

Examining language and vocabulary used by people living with disability

This report provides a final summary and analysis of findings from commissioned research to deliver a series of focus groups with people living with disability. The purpose of the focus groups was to explore the use of language with respect to violence, neglect, abuse and...