Human Rights Reports and Submissions

The Centre has made over 170 submissions to UN bodies and parliamentary inquiries on a diverse range of subjects, including submissions to the following UN bodies:

  • To the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on Access to Justice and Remedy
  • Shadow Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Regarding Australia's compliance with Article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • To the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the causes and effects of over-incarceration and overcrowding with regard to non-discrimination and persons with increased vulnerability in the administration of justice.
  • To the Human Rights Committee on its Draft General Comment 34 on Freedom of Expression.
  • To the Human Rights Committee on 'Native Title', 'Indigenous People in Custody' and 'Mandatory Sentencing Laws in Northern Territory and Western Australia'.
  • To the Human Rights Committee on 'Heritage Protection' and 'Indigenous Disadvantage and Self-Determination'
  • to the Human Rights Committee on Detention of Unauthorised Arrivals.
  • To the Office of the High Commissioner's review of the UN's Human Rights Norms for Corporations on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Related Business Enterprises with Regards to Human Rights.
  • To the Committee on the Rights of the Child Regarding Child Rights and the Business Sector.
  • To the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment on Human Rights and Biodiversity.
  • To the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding The Right of Peaceful Protests.

The Centre has also regularly contributed to civil society shadow reports on Australia’s human rights record. This includes Australia’s 2015 Universal Periodic Review, where the Centre not only contributed to the shadow report but also travelled to Geneva to monitor and report back on the Review.

Updated 2017