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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

Marriage Equality/Inequality, Religion and the Constitution

Luke Beck


The debate on marriage equality looks like stepping up a gear with the re-elected Turnbull Government reaffirming its intention to hold a plebiscite on the issue. As the as-yet-unconfirmed date for the plebiscite approaches, we can expect … Read the rest

The obligations of public authorities under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

Maxwell photoBY JACK MAXWELL

On 4 May 2006, then Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls proclaimed that the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities records ‘the civil and political rights we all hold and expect government to observe.’ The Charter enshrines this expectation … Read the rest

Human rights without humanism: Why does Foucault – an avowed anti-humanist – turn to ‘rights’ in his later works?

Ben Golder photoBY BEN GOLDER

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948. The result of two years of drafting by a committee of the Commission on Human … Read the rest

Reviewing Victoria’s Human Rights Charter



Last month saw the tabling in Victoria’s parliament of the second of two statutory reviews of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 , Victoria’s human rights statute. Titled ‘From Commitment to Culture’, the 2015 Read the rest

The Human Rights ‘History Wars’

Ben Golder photoBY BEN GOLDER

‘The historiography of human rights is currently in great ferment,’ one of its key protagonists recently suggested. ‘Scarcely a decade ago,’ the Harvard historian and law professor, Samuel Moyn, observed, ‘the field did not exist at … Read the rest

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