Policy Statement - Human Rights and the Legal Profession
15 May 2017
The Law Council of Australia endorses an approach, consistent with international law and practice, which confirms that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated.
The Law Council has adopted this Policy Statement on Human Rights and the Legal Profession: Key Principles and Commitments to provide a framework for ongoing activities of the Law Council in relation to human rights, and in evaluating the merits of legislation, policy and practice by reference to international human rights law.
The Key Principles and Commitments are directed to:
- the domestic implementation of international human rights in Australia;
- advocacy in relation to human rights in Australia and internationally;
- education and public awareness in relation to human rights; and
- participation in the international human rights system.