Protecting (Human) Rights

THE NATIONAL ESTATE: CULTURAL HERITAGE: PROCEEDINGS 2009, pp. 105-117, Gretchen Poiner, ed., 2010

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-76

9 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This paper addresses the discourse of human rights in the Australian context. The resistance to human rights is apparent in the drafting of the Constitution and, subsequently, in attempts to enact a statutory bill of rights. The paper also considers the National Human Rights Consultation Report of 2009, noting how the political swing rightwards could damage the prospects of a federal Human Rights Act.

Keywords: Human rights, role of the state, Australia

Suggested Citation

Thornton, Margaret, Protecting (Human) Rights (2010). THE NATIONAL ESTATE: CULTURAL HERITAGE: PROCEEDINGS 2009, pp. 105-117, Gretchen Poiner, ed., 2010, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 10-76, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681202

Margaret Thornton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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