Following Australia's appearance in the UPR process, the Australian Human Rights Commission committed to publishing an annual report on the status of implementation of the UPR recommendations. The series of annual reports will track Australia's performance in the lead up to its next review in 2015.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has prepared the progress reports on behalf of the Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies (ACHRA), a body that brings together all Commonwealth, State and Territory anti-discrimination and human rights bodies. The reports provide an annual reflection on Australia's progress in addressing commitments that the Government has made to protect human rights, as well as identifying emerging and ongoing concerns.
As an 'A status' national human rights institution, the Australian Human Rights Commission will lodge each report with the UN Human Rights Council as part of its ongoing monitoring of Australia's UPR implementation.