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Universal Periodic Review of Australia 2011

Universal Periodic Review

General info:

Draft Reports:

Australia's Universal Periodic Review

Date of consideration:Thursday 27 January 2011, 2:30 pm- 5:30 pm Geneva time


Background Info:


Universal Periodic Review - NGO Delegation Updates:


Draft Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Australia:


Phil Lynch from the Melbourne-based independent, non-profit organisation, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre, had a team in Geneva. He talked to Diet Simon on Noosa Community Radio's show, Tribal Voice.


Press Release from Australian NGO Coalition - 1 Feb 2011
Australia Commits to Give Full and Proper Consideration to 145 International Recommendations to Better Protect Human Rights


Response of Australia to Recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Delivered by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva - 31 Jan 2011


Excerpt from the Joint NGO Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Australia - July 2010

Northern Territory Intervention: The "Northern Territory Emergency Response" intervention 24 into Aboriginal communities (NTER) suspends the operation of Australia's race discrimination legislation and involves a range of draconian measures targeted directly at Aboriginal communities.25 Recent legislative amendments 26 do not repeal the racially discriminatory aspects of the NTER and continue to raise significant human rights concerns. Australia should amend the NTER to remove its discriminatory elements and ensure compliance with international human rights. The recommendations in the Little Children are Sacred report 27 should also be fully implemented.

Joint NGO Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Australia - July 2010.  -


Submission by the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Universal Periodic Review Process -


Australian Government's Report: or click here or

Corrigendum to the National Report: