Human rights for democracies: A provisional assessment of the Australian 'Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011'

Thomas Campbell, Stephen Morris

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    Abstract

    Australia's Human Rights Framework, adopted by the Commonwealth Government in 2010, together with the subsequent enactment of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (HR(PS)A), constitutes a development ofconsiderable significance with respect to the realisation of human rights objectives in Australia.1 It is also something of an outlier in terms of human rights acts against which we can compare and assess the human rights institutions in other jurisdictions. In this article we suggest that the first few years of the HR(PS)A's operation indicate that there are grounds for optimism concerning its contribution as a human rights mechanism of a type which is suited to articulating and implementing human rights in democratic polities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-27
    Number of pages21
    JournalUniversity of Queensland Law Journal
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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