Latest human rights News

Legislation to better protect NDIS participants from risk of harm passes Parliament
Transform arms export regime to strengthen human rights protections
Water is not commodity and financial asset to be exploited, says UN human rights expert
Entrenched inequality condemns poor for generations, UN expert says
UN expert calls for full protection of sexual and reproductive health rights during Covid pandemic
Threats against civil society leaders violate human rights, undermine transition to peace
Take five: Investing in gender equality and women peacebuilders makes for lasting peace
Freedom of thought increasingly violated worldwide, UN expert warns
Laws introduced to boost employment protections
Morrison Government passes trade agreement with military dictatorship
Have your say in National Anti-Racism Framework
Australia must take lead and urgently ramp up climate funding for at-risk countries: new report
UniSA honours Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien
Birth certificate changes for adoptees
Civil Society Organizations Brief Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Situation of Women
Gender equality in freedom of expression remains distant goal -UN expert
New report urges significant changes to protect human rights of Intersex people
UN Agencies regret death of persons on move in Latin America, and stand ready to accompany coordinated regional response
4 myths about industrial agriculture
Honour slain French teacher Samuel Paty by defending rights, defying fundamentalism – UN experts
Limiting chief health officer’s powers is right thing to do. But who to give them to?
Statement of Support for Special Envoy of ASEAN Chair on Myanmar
Recognising early pregnancy loss
Law Council launches National Security Committee
States must stop prioritizing investment over human rights – UN experts
UN Committee on Migrant Workers issues findings on Rwanda and Azerbaijan
UN Human Rights’ Chief Files Intervention In Swiss Seniors’ Climate Case
PM is wrong to support IHRA definition of antisemitism
Waverley Council launches new Cultural Diversity Strategy
Next steps in action plan for indigenous rights kicks off
Constant refugee policy changes leave service providers strained and stressed
Counter-terrorism measures increasingly diverging from human rights standards, UN expert warns
Failing to prevent contamination violates indigenous people’s right to traditional lands – UN Human Rights Committee
Governments must stop denying torture and hold officials to account – UN human rights expert
Arrests under security law are serious concern, UN experts call for review: Hong Kong
Halt imminent execution of juvenile offender Arman Abdolali – UN rights experts: Iran
International Day of Girl Child
Working toward conflict prevention through protection of minority rights: European Regional Forum
Facial Recognition for Home Quarantine is Recipe for Privacy Disaster
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights asks Nicaragua about re-establishing dialogue
Statement by Group of Experts on Yemen on HRC rejection of resolution to renew their mandate
UNHCR appeals for end to arrests of asylum seekers in Libya, calls for urgent resumption of humanitarian flights
Bachelet hails landmark recognition that having healthy environment is human right
UN recognition of human right to healthy environment gives hope for planet’s future – human rights expert
WHO report highlights global shortfall in investment in mental health
Press briefing notes on Myanmar
Collaery trial: welcome removal of secrecy orders but prosecution should not proceed
Tripartisan motion recognises International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day