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Human rights cases still unresolved ten years after Sri Lankan civil war

May 15, 2019

‘This weekend marks 10 years since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, in which Sri Lankan Government forces fought the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, known as the Tamil Tigers, for 26 years.’ ‘In the decade since the … 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. 

Targeting criminality

April 24, 2014

Targeting Criminality concerns the recent introduction of revised anti-consorting laws in NSW. Fundamentally, any consorting law, by its very nature, impinges on a person’s right to freedom of association. Since the consorting provisions impinge so significantly on international human rights … read more

Island of impunity? Investigation into international crimes in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war

February 12, 2014

The report, Island of impunity? Investigation into international crimes in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, was produced by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC’s) International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP).  The report sheds new light on some … read more

OPCAT – preventative, proactive and non-punitive.

April 13, 2012

The submission supports Australia’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) and addresses the content of the National Interest Analysis that also supports ratification. The recommendations of … read more

National Human Rights Baseline Study: submission by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

September 2, 2011

The Federal Government launched ‘Australia’s Human Rights Framework’ in 2010, in response to the national inquiry into human rights protection. The Framework describes how the Government intends to protect and promote human rights in Australia.  The Framework includes a commitment … read more

Human rights in Tasmania – In on the act

January 7, 2011

In its submission to the Tasmanian Consultation on the proposed Human Rights Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.  PIAC focuses on identifying the features of effective human rights protection and promotion that it considers necessary to build into the legislation. PIAC … read more

The first step to realising rights:

November 5, 2010

While PIAC continues to assert the need for comprehensive protections for human rights in the form of a Human Rights Act, PIAC welcomes the fact that the Bills adopt a more expansive interpretation of human rights than what has been … read more

The first step to realising rights:

August 13, 2010

REPLACED BY VERSION WRITTEN BY EDWARD SANTOW, LOUIS SCHETZER, BRENDA BAILEY DATED 21 OCTOBER 2010  9 PAGES – SEE RECORD NUMBER 908

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