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Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of Human Rights Commission, and Charles Malik, Chairman of the General Assembly’s Third Committee (second from right), during a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948. UN Photo

Seventy years of international human rights

Dec. 10, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Despite the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to monitor governments’ performance because there are no comprehensive human rights measures. from www.shutterstock.com

New data tool scores Australia and other countries on their human rights performance

Despite the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to measure governments' performance. A new data tool gives countries a scorecard on how well, or badly, they are doing.
Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad. Andrew Hill/flickr

Ten things Australia can do to be a human rights hero

On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.

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