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HRTC highlights newsletter - Jan 2017

Working internationally to advance human rights

 

 

Commission cautiously welcomes US refugee deal

The Australian Human Rights Commission cautiously welcomes the Government’s announcement over the weekend of a refugee resettlement arrangement with the United States.

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull yesterday revealed Australia had struck a deal with the US to resettle refugees currently residing on Nauru and Manus Island.

Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, emphasised the importance of finding durable solutions for refugees subject to third country processing.

Expert Meeting on the Human Rights Council

Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs is in Berlin, representing the AHRC at an international event reflecting on the success of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Professor Triggs last night participated in the International Expert Meeting, which marked the 10th anniversary of the UNHRC. The International Expert meeting is organised by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, the NGO German Forum for Human Rights, and the AHRC’s counterpart in Germany, the German Institute for Human Rights.

Commission offers alternatives to third country processing

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a report which outlines potential policy alternatives to the current model of third country processing and practical measures to strike a balance between protecting human rights and preventing dangerous sea journeys.

Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea calls for the creation of more opportunities for safe entry to Australia and enhanced cooperation between Australia and countries in the region to improve the protection of refugees and people seeking asylum.

Commission offers alternatives to third country processing

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a report which outlines potential policy alternatives to the current model of third country processing and practical measures to strike a balance between protecting human rights and preventing dangerous sea journeys.

Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea calls for the creation of more opportunities for safe entry to Australia and enhanced cooperation between Australia and countries in the region to improve the protection of refugees and people seeking asylum.

List of Issues: Submission to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2016)

 

Hotung Fellowship Public Lecture 2016

 

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Human rights across the Tasman: a widening gulf

I am honoured to have been invited to give this lecture at the Law School of the University of Canterbury, funded by the generosity of the Sir Eric Hotung Fellowship. 

Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Corporate

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Keynote Address - Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Corporate

Good morning and thank you for your warm introduction.

I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and their elders past and present.

Introduction

Commission presents at Human Rights Council

A United Nations review of Australia’s human rights record was completed overnight, with the adoption of the report of Australia’s second Universal Periodic Review.

Every country in the world goes through this process every 4 and a half years. It provides a roadmap for addressing the key human rights issues of concern to the international community.

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