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View the latest news in Human Rights from sources such as the Law Institute Journal, submissions, media releases, blogs and more.

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Joining the Administrative Law & Human Rights Section is a great way to keep up to date on this dynamic area of law, meet influential lawyers and shape future legislation.

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Browse the LIV’s Charter Case Audit database which contains summaries and analyses of Victorian court and tribunal decisions which involve the Charter.

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Human Rights

Human rights lawyers are concerned with the protection of basic rights and endeavours to guarantee equality for all individuals based on age, gender, orientation, race, religion, creed, nationality, colour or disability.

In Victorian the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria and requires public authorities to act consistency with those rights. The LIV has a Charter Case Audit database which contains summaries and analyses of Victorian court and tribunal decisions which involve the Charter.

The LIV’s Administrative Law and Human Rights Section has a Human Rights Committee made up of members who have an interest in the advancement of human rights law in Victoria. The Committee hosts human rights presentations at the LIV, reviews and comments on relevant legislation where appropriate and makes submissions on human rights issues. The Committee seeks to liaise with other stakeholder organisations such as the Human Rights Law Centre, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and Liberty Victoria to formulate opportunities for co-presentations or symposia on human rights issues. It also initiates continuing legal education seminars, events and publications on human rights matters.

The LIV Council has a Diversity Committee which seeks to support and provide access to resources and services to meet the needs of a diverse community. The LIV has specific programs in relation to the promotion of gender equality, to support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) and those who experience disability and to implement the LIV’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and guide the legal profession towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander respect, recognition and reconciliation

Contact

For more information about activities and advocacy relating to human rights law, contact the Policy Officer for the Administrative Law and Human Rights Section:

E: ALHRSection@liv.asn.au
T: 03 9607 9445

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