Human rights

Guide

14 Mar 2019
10

These guidelines cover a diverse set of substantive issues ranging from development to criminal justice to public health. The guidelines were developed by a coalition of UN Member States, WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and leading human rights and drug policy experts.

Strategy

7 Mar 2019
87

This resource outlines a plan of action for governments and stakeholders to make the refugee response system fair, effective and efficient for refugees and governments alike.

Report

6 Mar 2019
95

This paper reviews recent developments, ideas and opportunities associated with the search for durable solutions to the displacement of refugees and other forced migrants, in particular, internally displaced persons.

Website

Maps of anti-LGBT laws country by country
28 Feb 2019
8

This series of interactive maps provides a global overview of laws relating to same-sex relationships and gender expression.

Report

21 Feb 2019
242

An alarming global trend has surfaced in which states are introducing and using laws to interfere with the right to freedom of association and to hamper the work of civil society organizations and individuals who participate in them. This report shows how this phenomenon is...

Report

18 Feb 2019
44

This research paper examines the use of human rights impact assessments in developing trade agreements, considering developing practice in this area and their usefulness as policy tools for states.

Report

31 Jan 2019
24

This white paper aims to identify how Australia can simultaneously foster innovation and protect human rights through the application of new technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence (AI).

Book

17 Jan 2019
5

World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.

Report

21 Dec 2018
61

This report outlines how the legal rights of the presumption of innocence, natural justice, the right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination are explicitly breached by 358 separate provisions in Acts passed by the Australian Parliament in 2018.

Report

13 Dec 2018
85

In late 2017, an expert panel was established to examine whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to freedom of religion. This report was delivered to the Australian government in May 2018 and has now finally been released.

Report

12 Dec 2018
24

The first Australian National Action Plan has been assessed as a sound document ‘for its time’, keeping key stakeholders to account and ‘on track’. But there are clear indications from both the literature and this review of areas in which the next plan could be...

Report

21 Nov 2018
68

This report paints a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population which has been hit hard by Australia’s recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety.

Report

9 Nov 2018
11

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facility in September 2017.

Report

9 Nov 2018
10

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) in August 2017.

Report

2 Nov 2018
57

This report adds significantly to previous work by the Carnegie UK Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation that uncovered powerful examples of where kindness and everyday relationships can affect change and support the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Submission

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child
1 Nov 2018
15

The Australian Human Rights Commission has prepared this report as Australia’s ‘A status’ national human rights institution. It was written by the National Children’s Commissioner (NCC), whose position exists within the Commission.

Most Australian children grow up in safe and healthy environments and do...

Commentary

25 Oct 2018
16

The Opposition should swallow Scott Morrison’s bitter pill. But it also needs a longer-term plan, writes Peter Mares.

Guide

23 Oct 2018
102

The ability to work in a safe environment, free from sexual assault or harassment, is a basic human right. The National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment is looking at the impact of workplace sexual harassment, the drivers of these behaviours, existing good practices being undertaken...

Report

Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia
15 Oct 2018
235

This report confirms that religious conversion therapy and related practices are pervasive in many faith communities in Australia and causing real harm to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Report

10 Oct 2018
205

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.

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