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HUMAN RIGHTS (PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY) ACT 2011 - SECT 3

Definitions

             (1)  In this Act:

"human rights" means the rights and freedoms recognised or declared by the following international instruments:

                     (a)  the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination done at New York on 21 December 1965 ([1975] ATS 40);

                     (b)  the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights done at New York on 16 December 1966 ([1976] ATS 5);

                     (c)  the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights done at New York on 16 December 1966 ([1980] ATS 23);

                     (d)  the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women done at New York on 18 December 1979 ([1983] ATS 9);

                     (e)  the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 10 December 1984 ([1989] ATS 21);

                      (f)  the Convention on the Rights of the Child done at New York on 20 November 1989 ([1991] ATS 4);

                     (g)  the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities done at New York on 13 December 2006 ([2008] ATS 12).

Note:          In 2011, the text of an international agreement in the Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

"member" means a member of the Committee.

"rule-maker" has the same meaning as in the Legislation Act 2003 .

"the Committee" means the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights for the time being constituted under this Act.

             (2)  In the definition of human rights in subsection (1), the reference to the rights and freedoms recognised or declared by an international instrument is to be read as a reference to the rights and freedoms recognised or declared by the instrument as it applies to Australia.

   



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