Remedy Australia is a human rights NGO with a very specific mandate. We focus on complaints made to the United Nations (known as 'communications') which UN committees of independent experts have determined constitute human rights violations. We monitor Australia's compliance with committee decisions concerning these violations and we advocate for the fulfilment of the right to remedy in these cases.
Every Australian human rights violation determined by UN treaty-bodies is remedied.
What we do
Remedy Australia promotes the right to an effective remedy by:
- Publicising UN committee decisions concerning human rights violations by Australia
- Monitoring progress in implementing effective remedies for these violations
- Supporting the UN committees with independent follow-up information on Australian cases
- Advocating for effective remedial action as determined by the UN Committee, including remedies for affected individuals and measures designed to prevent the violation recurring
- Developing and advocating for an effective and transparent national mechanism for receiving, considering and giving effect to past and future UN views concerning violations by Australia
- Advocating for Australia to ratify further UN human rights complaint mechanisms as they become available
- Advocating for the right to an effective remedy to be protected in Commonwealth, state and territory legislation
- Mobilising public support for this advocacy.
What we don't do
Remedy Australia is not a legal organisation and can't offer you advice or assistance with human rights complaints, but you may seek help from these organisations. Further tips about making human rights complaints are found on our contact page.