Australia: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Tenth session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council, January 2011
In this submission, Amnesty International raises concern over provisions in the Australian Constitution which do not protect adequately against racial discrimination; the lack of sufficient human rights protection in both the Constitution and domestic law; and Australia’s lagging behind on its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals. The organization also highlights concerns about violations of the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; offshore processing of asylum-seekers who arrive by boat; counter-terrorism laws which violate Australia’s international law obligations, violations of women’s human rights and discrimination against LGBT persons.
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