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Inquiry into Human Rights Mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific

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Report

On Monday 24 May 2010, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's Human Rights Sub-Committee tabled its report on the inquiry into Human Rights Mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific entitled Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and opportunities.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 7 chapters and 3 appendices.

Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and opportunities

Preliminary pages (PDF 113KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 98KB)
Introduction

Chapter 2 (PDF 204KB)
Human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific

Chapter 3 (PDF 251KB)
International human rights mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific

Chapter 4 (PDF 274KB)
Regional and national human rights mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific

Chapter 5 (PDF 228KB)
Possible human rights approaches for the Asia-Pacific

Chapter 6 (PDF 218KB)
Australia's role

Chapter 7 (PDF 164KB)
Parliaments and human rights

Appendix A (PDF 35KB)
List of Submissions

Appendix B (PDF 56KB)
List of Exhibits

Appendix C (PDF 58KB)
List of Hearings and Witnesses

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