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44th Session of the Human Rights Council

30 June – 17 July 2020

National Statements

  • Australian Statement for the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the report on the situation of human rights in the Philippines, 30 June [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 145 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the human rights situation of the Rohingya people, 30 June [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 145 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, 30 June [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 110 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s annual report and COVID-19 oral update, 1 July [Word 27 KB] | [PDF 82 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, including women and children, 3 July [Word  120 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, 7 July [Word  119 KB]
  • Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the Elimination of Discrimination against women and girls, 7 July 2020 [delivered by the Ambassador for Gender Equality] [Word 121 KB] | [PDF 77 KB] | Video:
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, 8 July [Word 120 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Panel discussion on the impacts, opportunities and challenges of new and emerging digital technologies with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights, 8 July [Word 121 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, 9 July [Word 46.7 KB]
  • Australian Statement on the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 10 July 2020 [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 100 KB]
  • Australian Statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, 10 July 2020 [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 92 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, 13 July [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 145 KB]
  • Australia Statement on the report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, 13 July [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 160 KB]
  • Australia Statement: Panel Discussion on Accountability for women and girls in humanitarian settings, 13 July 2020 [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 75 KB]
  • Australian Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, 14 July [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 135 KB]
  • Australian Statement with the Independent International Commissioner of Inquiry on Syria, 14 July [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 110 KB]
  • Australia Statement: Panel COVID-19 and the Rights of Women and Girls, 14 July, delivered by Minister for Foreign and Minister for Women Marise Payne [Word 119 KB] | [PDF 131 KB] | Video:
  • Australia Statement for the Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Venezuela, 15 July [Word 121 KB] | [PDF 105 KB]
  • Australia Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, 15 July [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 100 KB]
  • Australia Statement for the enhanced interactive dialogue on the oral reports of the Government of the Sudan and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 75 KB]

Joint Statements

  • Joint statement on the intensification of efforts to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, 30 June. [Word 25 KB]
  • Joint Statement by the Group of Friends of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities regarding COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with disabilities, 30 June [Word 25 KB] | [PDF 50 KB]
  • Joint Statement by the Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 30 June [Word 25 KB] | [PDF 50 KB]
  • Joint Statement on Civil Society Space for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 30 June [Word 25 KB] | [PDF 50 KB]
  • Australian-led joint statement on the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission at the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 30 June [Word 120 KB] | [PDF 110 KB]
  • Joint statement on Xinjiang and Hong Kong for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 30 June [Word 20 KB] | [PDF 45 KB]
  • Joint statement by the Group of Friends for Children and Armed Conflict in Geneva for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, 2 July [Word 22 KB]
  • Joint statement on the human rights of LGBTI persons and COVID-19 for the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, 8 July [Word  22 KB]
  • Joint statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights during the COVID-19 crisis, 14 July [Word 25 KB] | [PDF 110 KB]

Statements at Action

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