detention

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix places of detention

Australia's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) could be the single most positive step in a generation towards protecting the human rights of detainees, according to Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow...
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Post War Education - photo by Richard Wainwright 2011. School boys walk through traditional African village, their crisp unforms contrasting with the colours of the grasslands

Photo comp asks people of all ages to focus on home

Budding photographers of all ages and skills are encouraged to enter the 2017 Human Rights Photography Competition, which this year focusses on the experiences of people at home.As former diplomat and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once observed, “...
Monday 18 September 2017
Bus Stop Films winner of 2016 Community Award

Community focus for Human Rights Awards: nominate now

For more than eight years, a small non-profit organisation called Bus Stop Films has helped build the life skills of people with an intellectual disability by making films for and about people from diverse backgrounds and abilities and offering...
Thursday 24 August 2017
chain

Proposed modern slavery legislation ‘a good first step’

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has welcomed a Federal Government proposal to legislate against modern slavery.Commissioner Santow said Government plans to require large businesses to report annually on their actions to address modern...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Nominations Deadline Extended - celebrating those who champion human rights and equality

Commission extends deadline for Awards nominations

The Australian Human Rights Commission today announced it is extending the deadline for nominations for this year’s Human Rights Awards to 4 September 2017.Commission President, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, urged individuals, businesses and...
Monday 14 August 2017

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