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We advise on policies and laws to help people enjoy a life where their rights are respected and protected.

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International human rights system

Human rights are codified in international agreements or treaties between governments, called conventions or covenants.

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Human rights and anti-discrimination

We provide legal and policy information on domestic human right matters and advise the government on international human rights.

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Human Rights scrutiny

Human rights scrutiny processes are designed to encourage early and ongoing consideration of human rights issues in policy and legislative development.

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Australia's privacy legislation protects how an individual's personal information is handled.

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