Our Record of Human Rights Advocacy

The Human Rights Council of Australia is active in many fields and endeavours concerning the promotion of human rights in Australia and throughout the world. It has pioneered the Rights Way to Development and been instrumental in raising awareness on issues such as landmines and sport and human rights. Details of HRCA’s activities can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

The Human Rights Approach to Development

Symposium: Papers from 1995 Conference in Parliament House
Implementing Human Rights in Thailand: 1997 Workshop report
The Rights Way to Development Manual – Outline and table of contents
Working Together Part 1
Working Together Part 2
Link between human rights and aid – Submission to Parliament 2001
National Human Rights Institutions and Human Rights-Based Approach
Rules to Live By: The Human Rights Approach to Development
Introduction to the 2002 Yearbook on Human Rights in Development
The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand, Development in Conflict with Huma Rights, 1997
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Right to Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Sport and Human Rights

Sir William Deane, Opening Address to the 1st International Conference
Sport and Human Rights Conference Programme
Sport and Human Rights Conference Abstracts
Sport Conference Media Release (Ruddock refuses entry to young Liberian soccer players)
“How You Play the Game” Sport and Human Rights Conference proceedings

Indigenous Issues

Native Title: A Simple Guide
Native Title and Aboriginal Australians: Submission to Parliament
Engaging the NGO Sector in Reconciliation, Report 1997


Towards a Mechanism for the Realization of the Right to Self-determination
Paper delivered at the Second Conference on Self-determination, Geneva 2004

The International Human Rights System

Trick or Treat: The Effectiveness of the Human Rights System
Seeking a Right Way: Keynote to Conference on Human Rights and Social Justice
Human Rights and Good Governance: Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, 2003
The Human Rights Based Approach and the United Nations System

Landmines campaign

Human Rights and Australia

National Values: A report for National Australia Bank
Regional Dialogue on Human Rights, 1997
Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Dialogue Process, 2004
Human Rights and the Educational Endeavour

Business and human rights

Original complaint under OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Submission to the OECD National Contact Point