This UPR Progress Report operates as a statement of key human rights concerns and developments in Australia in 2013. The report is the third in a series of annual reports that are being developed in the lead up to Australia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in October 2015. Each report identifies important milestones as well as challenges that remain for the protection of human rights in Australia. The report is lodged with the Human Rights Council annually to provide further accountability for Australia’s progress under the UPR.
This report has been prepared by the Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA), a body that brings together all Commonwealth, State and Territory antidiscrimination and human rights bodies.