Tag: Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)

COVID-19 and the Australian Human Rights Acts

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.Read the rest

Climate change and human rights under the Australian Charters


Late last year, the Dutch case of Urgenda made international headlines when the Dutch Supreme Court found its government in breach of the rights to life and privacy for failing to scale up its emissions reductions targets … Read the rest

The Principle of Legality and Section 32(1) of the Charter: Same Same or Different?



The principle of legality and s 32(1) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) (‘Charter’) are both directed at the interpretation of legislation with, broadly speaking, similar objectives directed at the protection of … Read the rest

The First Four Years of Australia’s Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 9.57.10 pmBY GEORGE WILLIAMS AND DANIEL REYNOLDS

Australia is an exception when it comes to the legal protection of human rights. It remains the only democracy without a national human rights act or Bill of Rights. This remains the case despite … Read the rest


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