About Submissions

The nature of this inquiry has required the Sub-committee to consider a diverse range of submissions, some of which include allegations of human rights abuse and/or corruption by various governments, organisations and individuals. Submissions may also include sensitive personal information.

The Sub-committee is not able to investigate or substantiate accusations or allegations of human rights abuse and/or corruption. However the Sub-committee is seeking to publish as much information and as many views as possible.

In the interest of transparency the Sub-committee has published submissions with minimal public redactions, mainly relating to matters of personal privacy and safety as well as unsubstantiated allegations that have not been previously made in the public domain.

Please note, live links to external websites, that are included in submissions, are not approved or verified by the Sub-committee.


Submissions received by the Committee

Submissions may be re-ordered by clicking on a column header. They may also be grouped by Organisation/Individual, State/Territory.

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1Mr Geoffrey Robertson (PDF 1073 KB) 
2Boat People S.O.S. (PDF 175 KB) 
3Joseph Chen (PDF 145 KB) 
4Mr William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management (PDF 2640 KB) 
4.1 Supplementary to submission 4 (PDF 4112 KB) 
4.2 Supplementary to submission 4 (PDF 5643 KB) 
5Latvian Federation of Australia and New Zealand (PDF 770 KB) 
6Falun Dafa Association of Australia Inc (PDF 1036 KB) 
6.1 Supplementary to submission 6 (PDF 67 KB) 
6.2 Supplementary to submission 6 (PDF 194 KB) 
7Anne Webb (PDF 61 KB) 
7.1 Supplementary to submission 7 (PDF 188 KB) 
7.2 Supplementary to submission 7 (PDF 48 KB) 
8Glen McNamara (PDF 38 KB) 
9Uyghur Association of Victoria (PDF 55 KB) 
10U.S. Helsinki Commission / U.S. Congress (PDF 482 KB) 
11Dr Kevin Carrico (PDF 108 KB) 
12Human Rights Watch (PDF 1854 KB) 
12.1 Supplementary to submission 12 (PDF 115 KB) 
13Mr Robert Heron (PDF 32 KB) 
14Name Withheld (PDF 141 KB) 
15Ms Carol Baulch (PDF 622 KB) 
16Mr Moi Odubasa (PDF 76 KB) 
17Human Rights First (PDF 195 KB) 
18Mr Drew Pavlou (PDF 13 KB) 
19Human Rights Network of Australia (PDF 227 KB) 
19.1 Supplementary to submission 19 (PDF 218 KB) 
20Safeguard Defenders (PDF 449 KB)  Attachment 1 (PDF 3220 KB) 

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About this inquiry

The Committee shall examine the use of targeted sanctions to address human rights abuses. 

Past Public Hearings

01 Oct 2020: Canberra
25 Jun 2020: Canberra
17 Jun 2020: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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