Civil rights

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Civil liberties
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Freedom in the world 2020

Freedom House has found that 2019 was the 14th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The gap between setbacks and gains widened compared with 2018, as individuals in 64 countries experienced deterioration in their political rights and civil liberties while those in just 37...
Report

Legal rights audit 2019

Fundamental legal rights refer to the protections which are afforded to citizens in a legal system to ensure that just outcomes are the norm and that the state is restrained from abusing its powers in enforcing the law. This report builds on previous work to...
Discussion paper

Education and learning: issues paper

The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.
Report

Artificial intelligence prediction and counterterrorism

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in counterterrorism is not inherently wrong. This paper suggests some necessary conditions for legitimate use of AI as part of a predictive approach to counterterrorism on the part of liberal democratic states.
Report

Rethinking strip searches by NSW Police

The first report of its kind in Australia, this resource looks at the operation of strip search laws across the country, exploring concerns around safeguards and transparency, and highlighting opportunities for law reform.
Report

The law and accessible texts: reconciling civil rights and copyrights

This white paper, part of a project supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, analyses how institutions of higher education can meet their mission of providing all students with equitable access to information within the current legal framework. Ensuring access to research...
Report

State of world population 2019

This report considers the gains made in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights since the establishment of the Population Fund in 1969.
Policy

Policy initiative: Your charter, your rights

Embedding basic rights and freedoms for all Australians. Australia is the only western democracy that does not protect the basic rights and freedoms of its people in either legislation or the constitution. So many of our freedoms have been hard won, and others are still...
Guide

How to be disability inclusive

Every Australian has a role to play in creating positive change and breaking down barriers. This paper is a guide to disability inclusion - to promote living and working in an accessible world.
Report

Good data

This edited collection examines 'good data' practices, values and principles from an interdisciplinary, international perspective. It aims to start a conversation on data futures and present steps to encourage the use of good data in practice.
Report

Freedom in the world 2019

In 2018, Freedom in the World recorded the 13th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The reversal has spanned a variety of countries in every region, from long-standing democracies like the United States to consolidated authoritarian regimes like China and Russia. The pattern is...
Technical report

A fair go? Inequality, wellbeing and Australian adults with disabilities 2001–2015

People with disabilities are at risk of being disadvantaged in many areas of their lives. In 2008 Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In doing so, Australia entered in to an international obligation to progressively realise the rights...
Report

Governing Artificial Intelligence: upholding human rights & dignity

This report assesses how human rights can be applied in the governance of AI and offers initial recommendations for stakeholders, including technology companies, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups, academia and the United Nations.
Report

Freedom in the world 2016

The world was battered by crises that fueled xenophobic sentiment in democratic countries, undermined the economies of states dependent on the sale of natural resources, and led authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent. These developments contributed to the 10th consecutive year of decline...
Report

Freedom in the world 2017

In 2016, populist and nationalist political forces made astonishing gains in democratic states, while authoritarian powers engaged in brazen acts of aggression, and grave atrocities went unanswered in war zones across two continents.
Report

Freedom in the world 2018

Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017, extending a period characterized by emboldened autocrats, beleaguered democracies, and the United States’ withdrawal from its leadership role in the global struggle for human freedom.
Report

‘Out of the shadows’: war-affected women with disabilities in Sri Lanka - final report

This report, drawing upon disability-inclusive methodologies of co-creation, development and engagement, maps the lived experiences of women with disabilities living within the war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.
Guide

Our right to safety and respect

This document contains six good practice guidelines that organisations can follow to create quality resources. Each guideline has a set of indicators to show what good practice looks like and how to work towards it.
Report

A future without violence

This report paves the way for an important conversation that focuses on achieving a quality, safeguarding and oversight framework that successfully prevents and addresses violence against people with disability in institutional settings.
Report

Cybercrime legislation in the GCC countries: fit for purpose?

This paper forms part of a research project that examines cybercrime laws in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Its aim is to assess whether these laws are fit for purpose, and to gauge their impact on the economy, security and civil...