Human rights

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Briefing paper

Toward an international agenda to protect the forum internum

In the twenty-first century, new developments in technology are increasingly being designed to get inside our minds and change the way we think. In this paper, the author argues that the United Nations should establish practical frameworks to guarantee our absolute right to freedom of...
Policy report

Defining democracy down: political judicialisation, judicial politicisation

In this paper, the author examines the issue of judicial independence and judicial politicisation in a comparative perspective. The paper starts with some general observations, then turns to the United States and moves on to the United Kingdom, before distilling some lessons — and perhaps...
Policy report

Assessing the impact of CCP information operations related to Xinjiang

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using technology to enforce transnational digital repression and influence unwitting audiences beyond China’s territory. The impact of these operations isn’t widely understood, and the international community has failed to adequately respond to the global challenges posed by the CCP’s...
Report

Protect the protest! Why we must save our right to protest

Amnesty International is launching a global campaign called 'Protect the protest', which will challenge global and widespread attacks on peaceful protest, stand with peaceful protesters, and support the causes of social movements pushing for human rights. Their goal is for all people to be able...
Policy report

Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora

This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
Briefing paper

Geopolitical implications of AI and digital surveillance adoption

The increasing sophistication and spread of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital surveillance technologies has drawn concerns over privacy and human rights. This paper provides five recommendations for democratic governments and three for civil society.
Briefing paper

Influencing states' policy and practice on the protection of civilians

This briefing note explores the current practice of international humanitarian organisations in seeking to influence states on their policy and practice regarding the protection of civilians in armed conflict. It considers what factors are inhibiting and enabling these organisations’ influence on states, and sets out...
Article

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: regulators and collaboration

The new regulatory model recommended by Respect@Work maximises and improves the existing legislative framework, recognising the right of workers to be free from sexual harassment is a human right, a workplace right and a safety right.
Report

Amnesty International report 2021/22: the state of the world's human rights

This report highlights the human rights situation in 154 countries in 2021. It presents Amnesty International’s documented concerns and recommendations for governments and others. From a human rights perspective, 2021 was largely a story of betrayal and hypocrisy in the corridors of power.
Policy

Equality and justice for all

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on human rights, violence prevention and gender equality.
Report

Considering human rights in decision making: evaluation of the introduction of structured-decision making framework in the Public Trustee Queensland

Since the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, significant change has occurred in the provision of decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities. This report evaluates the introduction of a Structured Decision-Making Framework by the Public Trustee Queensland (QPT) to...
Strategy

Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32

Victoria’s first whole-of-government LGBTIQ+ strategy provides the vision and plan to drive equality and inclusion for Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities within all aspects of government work over the next decade.
Report

Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: cruel system of domination and crime against humanity

This work builds on decades of Amnesty International research collecting evidence of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and on publications by Palestinian, Israeli and international organisations.
Submission

Reforming Queensland’s authorisation framework for the use of restrictive practices

This submission considers the use of restrictive practices as a form of behaviour control are often based on the assumption that the problem lies with the individual rather than the systems that control them, and that the solution lies with a restriction of personal freedoms...
Policy report

Dealing with the security crisis in Burkina Faso: development and civil society perspectives on crisis prevention

This paper seeks to explore the perspectives of actors affected by the current security crisis in Burkina Faso and by development and humanitarian interventions.
Report

The human rights risks and opportunities in blockchain

This report considers the opportunities, risks and challenges associated with the adoption of blockchain solutions in four use cases to understand the human rights impact of blockchain on supply chain transparency, voting, digital identity and land rights management.
Report

Investigation into decision-making under the Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions

This investigation focused on the Victorian Department of Health’s decision-making processes and use of discretion under the Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions. It was relevant to consider the timeline leading to the designation of NSW and the ACT as an ‘extreme risk zone’ and more...
Policy report

#StopXinjiang rumours: the CCP’s decentralised disinformation campaign

This report analyses two Chinese state-linked networks seeking to influence discourse about Xinjiang across platforms including Twitter and YouTube. This activity targeted the Chinese-speaking diaspora, as well as international audiences, sharing content in a variety of languages.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific

This report examines Australia’s important ongoing role in the Pacific, in the light of the recently announced 'Pacific Step-up'. In particular, it focuses on the role of civil society, the advancement of the human rights of women and girls, and the effectiveness of Australia’s overseas...
Briefing paper

A human rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s proposed COVID-19 Protection Framework

This document assesses the New Zealand Government's response to COVID-19 from a human rights perspective.