The Executive Director facilitated a workshop on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Treaty Bodies in Dili in mid-May for the Diplomacy Training Program. He caught up with with long-time HRCA member Pat Walsh.

HRCA endorsed a letter to the Australian Government regarding the practices of Australian mining company Anvil in the Congo. This letter is a follow up to the action HRCA took to instruct a legal firm about violations of human rights that Anvil was implicated in. The letter was drafted by the Human Right Law Centre in collaboration with the UK-based NGO RAID.

The Council’s Chair Andrew Naylor and former Chair Chris Sidoti continued to collaborate on the drafting of a submission on the proposal for a Bill of Rights for Australia.

The Executive Director is facilitating a workshop on the rights-based approach for Hong Kong NGOs at the end of May