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Inquiry into Human Rights Mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific

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The Committee encourages submissions to its inquiry from a wide range of individuals and organisations. While we prefer submissions lodged in an original, electronic format, we do not want to exclude contributors who do not have access to computing facilities. Therefore, we will accept submissions in a range of formats which may include typewritten and handwritten documents.

Submissions to this inquiry are listed below in Portable Document Format (PDF). If an alternative format (ie, hard copy or large print) is required, please contact the Committee Secretariat. More submissions will be added to the list when they are received and authorised for publication.

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There is currently a total of 35 submissions in the following list.

  1. UNIFEM Australia (PDF 62KB)
  2. Dr Clinton Fernandes (PDF 55KB)
  3. Centre for International Goverance and Justice, RegNet,
    Australian National University (PDF 67KB)
  4. Australian Human Rights Centre (PDF 205KB)
  5. Sydney Centre for International Law (PDF 82KB)
  6. Professor Andrew Byrnes (PDF 54KB)
  7. World Vision Australia (PDF 152KB)
  8. National Native Title Council (PDF 54KB)
  9. Australian Council for International Development (PDF 67KB)
  10. Castan Centre for Human Rights Law (PDF 41KB)
  11. La'o Hamutuk, The Timor-Leste Institute for Development, Monitoring and Analysis (PDF 94KB)
  12. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (PDF 2,839KB)
  13. Attachments:
    Attachment 1 - Background information on the creation of the ASEAN human rights body (PDF 456KB)

    Attachment 2 - Civil Society engagement in the establishment of ASEAN human rights body (PDF 200KB)

    Attachment 3 - Civil Society inputs on the proposed headings of discussion on the Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Human Rights Commission
    (PDF 352KB)

  14. Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (PDF 222KB)
  15. Attachments:
    Annexes A to D - Attachment 1 (PDF 134KB)

  16. Australian Baha'i Community (PDF 49KB)
  17. Human Rights Law Resource Centre (PDF 239KB)
  18. Australian Council of Trade Unions (PDF 82KB)
  19. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (PDF 61KB)
  20. Burma Campaign Australia (PDF 154KB)
  21. Australian Human Rights Commission (PDF 204KB)
  22. Uniting International Mission - Uniting Church (PDF 367KB)
  23. Asia Pacific Forum (PDF 341KB)
  24. Australia-East Timor Friendship Association (SA) Inc (PDF 112KB)
  25. Australia-West Papua Association SA (Inc) (PDF 45KB)
  26. Australia-West Papua Assocation (Sydney) (PDF 22KB)
  27. National Children's and Youth Law Centre (PDF 81KB)
  28. Amnesty International (PDF 1,150KB)
  29. Australian Human Rights Commission
    Supplementary Submission (PDF 66KB)
  30. Mr Adam Breasley (PDF 35KB)
  31. World Vision Australia
    Supplementary Submision (PDF 254KB)
  32. Australian Council for International Development
    Supplementary Submission (PDF 68KB)
  33. Dr Clinton Fernandes
    Supplementary Submission (PDF 36KB)
  34. Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (PDF 406KB)
  35. The Fiji Women's Rights Movement
    The Fiji Crisis Centre
    The Citizen's Constitutional Forum (PDF 27KB)
  36. Former Commissioners of the Fiji Human Rights Commission (PDF 373KB)
  37. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Supplementary Submission (PDF 172KB)




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