Human rights


Under Human rights are fact and issue sheets about different aspects of human rights and an essay discussing the arguments for and against a national charter of rights in Australia.

Issue sheets - democracy

Human rights protection in Australia

This is a description of the current regime of human rights protection in Australia and its strengths and weaknesses…

A national charter of rights and responsibilities

This is a summary of the arguments for and against a national charter of rights and responsibilities…

Essay, books & reports

Human Rights For and Against

In Human Rights For and Against, Spencer Zifcak and Alison King consider the historical and philosophical underpinnings of human rights and the nature and adequacy of the existing legal protection of fundamental rights in Australia…