Wednesday 21 June 2017

RightsApp, the mobile application developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis, has been named in the Top 20 of the 2017 ‘SMART 100’ Index.

The Anthill ‘SMART 100’ Index recognises innovative products that are ‘Australian, highly commercial and changing the world, one idea at a time.’ It is ‘the largest awards program dedicated to innovation in Australia.’

RightsApp is a free quick reference guide to international human rights law. It contains the text of some of the world’s most important international human rights treaties and agreements, as well as signatory information and relevant United Nations committees’ general comments.

RightsApp is a significant breakthrough in ensuring that vital information and resources are readily available and easily accessible to individuals so they can understand their rights.

“It will also assist businesses, employers and community groups to check their obligations under international human rights law,” says Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs.

RightsApp is available as a free download from the Apple Store.

The 2017 ‘SMART 100’ list can be viewed here.

Photo: Prof. Gillian Triggs, President Australian Human Rights Commission and Joanne Beckett, LexisNexis Managing Director.