Archive of posts tagged 'accountability'

Progress on detention conditions: OPCAT ratified

February 9, 2017

PIAC has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).  PIAC has called for the ratification of OPCAT over many years, most recently … read more

Open Government Partnership and Australia’s National Action Plan 2016

May 25, 2016

The Australian Government has committed to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Since its launch in … read more

OPCAT and youth in custody

May 25, 2016

The Australian Human Rights Commission is currently considering how the special needs and interests of children and young people under the age of 18 in youth justice detention centres could be considered and monitored in a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) … read more

Submission to Sri Lanka`s Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

May 6, 2016

This submission to Sri Lanka’s Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms summarises views expressed by a group of 16 victims and witnesses of serious crimes allegedly committed during the Sri Lankan civil war who now reside in Australia. 

The role of documentation in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process

May 6, 2016

This submission explains how documentation of evidence is vital in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, and the key role that civil society can play in the documentation process. 

Code of Conduct NSW

August 13, 2010

The submission comments on the Code of Conduct for Members of the NSW Parliament. Comments focus on the the need for a Parliamentary Standards Commissioner and regulations to prevent members of parliament from undertaking lobbying activities for 18 months after … read more

Lobbying, transparency and accountability in NSW:

July 21, 2010

Lobbying is an important and influential aspect of a healthy participatory democracy. It must be governed by high standards and be accountable, ethical and fair in terms of access to and influence on decision makers. Responsibility for ensuring such high … read more

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