Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC)

The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights in Australia and beyond. They do this through a strategic combination of evidence-based advocacy, research, litigation and education.

HRLC's current goals include

  • Strengthening legal recognition and protection of human rights
  • Reforming anti-discrimination laws to promote substantive equality and address systemic discrimination
  • Ensuring Australia engages positively and constructively with United Nations human rights bodies and respects and implements its international legal obligations
  • Advocating that detention be used only as a last resort and that conditions in detention respect human rights and dignity
  • Promoting human rights through Australian foreign policy
  • Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Ensuring a human rights-based approach to the police use of force and the investigation of police-related deaths
  • Advocating a human rights-based approach to preventing and responding to violence against women
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: