- immigration policies
- self-determination for inhabitants of trust territories
- equal pay for men and women and balancing human rights and national security.
Australia and the Birth of the International Bill of Human Rights
AUD $49.95 gst included
Structure, scope and sources
Setting the scene: The international and domestic setting 1946 – 1966
Part 1 – Defining Human Rights Guarantees
Economic and Social Rights
Civil and Political Rights
Minority Rights and the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination
Jurisprudence of Human Rights
Part 2 – Implementing Human Rights
International Implementation of Human Rights
Human Rights and ‘domestic Jurisdiction’
Appendix 1 Timeline
Appendix 2 The International Bill of Rights (excerpts)
It is fascinating both for the history and the law that it contains. I congratulate Federation for publishing the book and am very grateful to have it in my library.
Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG, High Court of Australia
The author’s analysis … is an important contribution to the jurisprudence of human rights. … the study shows that the negative attitudes evinced by the Australian government in recent times towards the views of the supervisory treaty bodies have deep roots. This analysis is of special interest to those, like me, who regret Australia’s recent criticisms of the treaty body system, … [It] will help to put these and other current events into a longer perspective … It may help us to understand how these policies developed and to find more effective ways to influence future directions when times are more propitious.
The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC, from the Foreword (in full below)
This book provides an important insight into Australia’s approach to human rights in the formative post war period when the International Bill of Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights were developed.
Human Rights Law Bulletin, November 2005