Civil and Human Rights

This guide contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal civil and human rights law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on State and Territory and overseas law. More detailed guides are also provided for topics of current interest to the federal Parliament.

Legislation

Court and Tribunal decisions, law reports etc

Australia

Overseas

Key National Bodies

Key Publications

For further items, search the Parlinfo database and select ParlInfo Search for journal articles, books and library publications, and Media for newspaper articles and media releases. Although full text searchable, for copyright reasons some material on Parlinfo may be available only to those using the Parliament House computer network.

Journals

Encyclopedias

Journal articles, reports etc

Links to Other Australian Sites (Pathfinders, Directories etc)

Overseas Sites

TOPICS

Bill of Rights

This is now a separate guide and available at http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/law/billofrights.htm

Censorship

Legislation
Sites
Publications

 

Discrimination (General issues and topics not covered below)

Discrimination (Disabilities)
Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 17 July 2008

Discrimination (Race)

Discrimination (Religious)

Discrimination (Sex)

Legislation
Sites
Publications
Links to other sites

Discrimination (Sexuality)

Legislation
Sites
Publications
Links to other sites

Privacy

Legislation
Sites
Publications
Links to Australian privacy sites
Links to overseas privacy sites
  • via WorldLII
  • via Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC)
  • via Privacy International
    Includes text of the annual Privacy and Human Rights which surveys privacy laws around the world. The major focus of the surveys after 2002 has been to document the effects of anti-terrorism laws introduced after 11 September 2001 on privacy and civil liberty around the world.

Rights of Children

State of Emergency

Legislation
Publications
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