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.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||University of Queensland Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|