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On the ground at Australia's Universal Periodic Review

By Sarah Joseph

The second Universal Periodic Review of Australia took place under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council on November 9. Such reviews, which entail wide ranging scrutiny of a state’s human rights record, take place ever 4.5 years for each UN member state. 1,332 more words


UN to grill Australia on human rights

This story was written, produced for and broadcast at SBS World News.

Australia will be questioned on its human rights record by United Nations member states, as it undergoes its Universal Periodic Review in Geneva. 756 more words


Australia gets a rigorous human rights review in Geneva

By Marius Smith and Sarah Joseph

We were lucky enough to be on hand in Geneva overnight to witness Australia’s appearance at the UN Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review. 649 more words


Questions submitted in advance of Australia's Universal Periodic Review

By Marius Smith

As Australia prepares to submit itself to the Universal Periodic Review over the next few hours, you can get an idea of what topics might come up by looking at the countries that have submitted questions to Australia in advance. 1,395 more words

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The World Reviews Australia's Human Rights Record

By Marius Smith

In the early hours of Tuesday, east coast time, Australia’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of the Universal Periodic Review. 1,114 more words

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