Catholics In Coalition for Justice and Peace

Charter of Human Rights

Australia is the only democratic country in the world with neither a constitutional charter or bill of rights, nor legislation that formally protects basic human liberties. Formally enshrining human rights in law would both protect individuals and foster a community that is conscious and respectful of the needs and rights of others.


Find out more about the need for a human rights charter in Australia in this CCJP Checkout, including:

- What are human rights?
- Aren’t our rights protected now?
- Will a human rights charter allow judges to override Parliament?
- What human rights should be included in a charter or bill?

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The Justice Project campaigns for the adoption of a charter of human rights in all Australian States and Territories, a Federal charter of human rights, effective balance between security laws and basic freedoms, and a fair and human refugee policy in Australia.