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J.H. v Australia (35/2016) Australian Government Response

Human Rights Communications

Human rights
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35/2016 concerning the ability to perform jury duty

The author alleged that Australia had violated articles 5, 12 and 21 of the CRPD because he was unable to serve as a juror owing to the unavailability of an Auslan interpreter. The Committee found the author’s claims in respect of article 12 inadmissible, however issued adverse views in relation to articles 5 and 21.