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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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To the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Watch makes this submission in response to the request for contributions for your study on the rights of the Indigenous child. This submission is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, New…
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Inquiry into Aged Care Quality and Safety on the Impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the Aged Care Sector

Summary This submission by Human Rights Watch to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the “Royal Commission”) focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on people living with dementia in aged care facilities in Australia. Of particular…
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July 2018

Human Rights Watch appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing preparations for the forthcoming 15th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue, scheduled to be held in Hanoi in August 2018. Since the last bilateral human rights…
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Human Rights Watch Submission - 2017

We write on the occasion of the inaugural Australia-Iran human rights dialogue, to be held in Canberra in August 2017. Australia should raise pressing human rights issues in an unambiguous manner, set clear benchmarks for improvements, and make the…
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Human Rights Watch Submission

We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 5th Australian-Laos human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Vientiane, Laos in July 2017. Australia should raise pressing human rights issues in an unambiguous manner, set clear benchmarks for…
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Joint Call for Immediate Action

We, as a coalition of organisations and community groups from around Australia, are writing to express our concern regarding the humanitarian crisis that Australia has created. Successive Australian governments have managed…
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Inquiry into Abuse, Self-harm, and Neglect of Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Human Rights Watch makes this submission to provide the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee with information relevant to its inquiry into serious allegations of abuse, self-harm, and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru…
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Refugee Crisis and Universal Jurisdiction Cases in Europe

What’s the basis for European courts to try atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq? What is universal jurisdiction? Does universal jurisdiction mean that every country can investigate any grave international crime committed in Syria and Iraq? What…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Human Rights Watch Submission

Australia – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue Human Rights Watch Submission August 2016   We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 13th Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Vietnam in…
Police try to stop protesters who say they are demanding cleaner waters in the central regions after mass fish deaths in recent weeks, in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 1, 2016.
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Compilation of Political Party Responses

Below is a question by question compilation of responses by the Coalition, Australian Labor Party, Greens, Liberal Democrats (Senator David Leyonhjelm) and independent member for Denison Andrew Wilkie. The Coalition responded under subheadings, so Human…
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Statement delivered under Item 6

Australia’s second Universal Periodic Review in November 2015 took place against a backdrop of detainees rioting at an immigration detention center on Australia's remote Christmas Island. The Christmas Island riot was sparked by the death of an…
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To the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

This submission proposes steps the Australian government should take to promote abolition of the death penalty worldwide. Australia has led or cosponsored important resolutions at the United Nations Human Rights Council on…