Human Rights Council

Australia should regain its position as an international human rights leader


On February 8th, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Philip Ruddock, former immigration minister, will take the position of Australia’s first special envoy for human rights. The surprising decision is a part of the campaign started by Australia for a seat at the Human Rights Council. Unfortunately, Australia doesn’t have a clean slate in the field of human rights.

Boko Haram Update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein


Addressing the Council, Zeid said the situation in Nigeria was hopeful given that key areas of the country had been recovered by the government and that there had been improvements in immediate security as well as governance, and tackling root causes of the crisis such as socio-economic deprivation, discrimination, and poverty.

Human Rights violations in the face of terrorism


In her opening remarks, Ms Pansieri started by stressing the importance of reparation for victims of terrorism, saying that they need to be provided with equal access to justice and an effective remedy in order to benefit from adequate and prompt reparation for the harm suffered.


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