First periodic report on Human Rights

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76092-344-0

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Chair's Foreword


Members of the JSCFADT

Members of the Human Rights Sub-Committee


List of Recommendations

1. Overview

  Background to this report
  The international human rights framework
  Australia’s commitment to human rights

2. Role of the Committee to promote human rights

  The role of the Human Rights Sub-Committee
  Private briefing activity to date
  Committee comment

3. Human rights abuses raised at private briefings

  Uyghur community in China
  Freedom of opinion and expression – democratic freedom
  Hong Kong
  Cambodia and Vietnam

4. Foreign interference within Australian diasporas

  Foreign interference in Australia's multicultural communities
  Representations from diaspora groups
  Foreign interference in Australian tertiary institutions
  Committee comment

5. Conflict in Ethiopia and its effect on diaspora communities in Australia

  Context of the public hearing roundtable
  Human rights issues arising from the conflict
  Need for further investigation of human rights abuses
  Effect on diaspora communities in Australia
  Australian Government response to the conflict
  Committee comment

A. Public Hearings

  Monday, 13 September 2021 – Canberra
  Wednesday, 10 November 2021 – Canberra

B. Answers to Questions on Notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313