Launch of Consultation on inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights in ACT Human Rights Act (closing date for submissions)

Event date: 
19 Aug 2011 (All day)

The ACT Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell, launched a community consultation on whether explicit protection of economic, social and cultural rights should be included in the ACT Human Rights Act 2004. He announced that the consultation period would run until 19 August 2011.

Mr Corbell released a background paper for the purposes of the consultation: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - A good idea for inclusion in the ACT? (for a Word version of the background paper, click here). Submissions may be submitted electronically through the website of the Department of Justice and Community Safety. You can also complete an online survey on the Department’s website.

The consultation will inform the government's response to the Final Report of the ACT Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project, an Australian Research Council-funded Linkage project carried out by researchers at the Centre for International Justice and Governance at the ANU and the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW, in collaboration with the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety. The full report and other relevant materials may be found on the Project website. Extracts from the Report, including an executive summary, the recommendations, a model bill and Q & A can be found here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make your views known.