Annual Report

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Annual Report 2012-2013

10 December 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-931-0

View the report as a single document - (PDF 3426KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 182KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 31KB)
Foreword (PDF 170KB)
Introduction - Right to privacy (PDF 550KB)

Role of the committee
Functions and powers of the committee
Definition of human rights
Establishment of the committee
Committee membership
Work practices
Legal advice
Hearings, private briefings and submissions
Prioritising the committee's work
Committee publications and resources
Impact of committee's work
The committee's analytical framework
Statements of compatibility
Commonly engaged rights
Right to a fair hearing
Presumption of innocence
Right not to incriminate oneself
Prohibition against double jeopardy
Prohibition against retrospective punishment
Civil penalty provisions
Scrutiny of principal Acts
Human rights scrutiny of national cooperative schemes of legislation
Human rights scrutiny of appropriation bills

Appendix 1 - Committee membership 2012-2013 (PDF 403KB)
Appendix 2 - Outstanding correspondence (PDF 306KB)
Appendix 3 - Conferences and seminars (PDF 298KB)
Appendix 4 - Practice Notes 1 and 2 (PDF 83KB)
Appendix 5 - ICESR and ICCPR rights and related articles in the other five human rights treaties (PDF 309KB)
Appendix 6 - Examples of key human rights considered by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights 2012-2013 (PDF 355KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


+61 2 6277 3823


+61 2 6277 5767