Australian NGO coalition submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, for Australia’s review in October 2017

September 23, 2017

ALHR is proud to be amongst a coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) from across Australia who have contributed to this report to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (the Committee).

The report examines Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The report is intended to inform the Committee’s sixth review of Australia during its 121st session in October/November 2017. In October, a delegation of nine NGOs will present the report to the Committee in Geneva.

The report was prepared with substantial input, including drafting and review, from 32 organisations, including ALHR, and it is endorsed in whole or in part by 56 NGOs.

This report is not a comprehensive analysis of all issues relevant to Australia’s compliance with the ICCPR. Instead, it seeks to address some of the key areas identified in the Committee’s List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR), highlight developments since the Committee’s previous Concluding Observations dated 7 May 2009 and identify additional significant areas in which the Australian Government is failing to meet its obligations under the ICCPR.

ALHR especially acknowledges the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) and the Kingsford Legal Centre who coordinated the input of the organisations involved.

You can read the full report here or attached below